Malala Yousafzai

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

A Pakistani activist for education rights of women and girls, Malala Yousafzai bravely opposed the Taliban’s edict banning girls from school. Because of her defiance, Malala was shot in the face and head on October 9, 2012, in an attempted assassination. Following her recovery, Malala founded the Malala Fund, to advocate for the education rights of girls. In 2017, she was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize, becoming the youngest person to ever receive the award. Malala shows us that it doesn’t matter or age or gender, each of us has a powerful tool at our disposal: our voice.