Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997 in northwest Pakistan. Girls had been banned from attending school in that region by the local Taliban. Malala's family, however,
On October 9, 2012, Malala's school bus was stopped by Taliban gunmen. They asked for her by name and shot her three times. One bullet traveled through her forehead through the length of her face and into her shoulder. Despite her serious injuries,
When the Taliban heard of her recovery, they vowed to kill Malala and her father. Malala became a public activist She met with world leaders and spoke regularly in front of the United Nations - who dubbed July 12th Malala Day.
Malala's assassination attempt
The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education launched a petition
Time Magazine featured Malala as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Malala was the winner of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize. FInally, in 2014, Malala was announced co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize She was the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.