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Malala Yousafzai

Super Power: Courage

Mingora, Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai

July 12, 1997 to Present

Photo Credit: By Southbank Centre via Wikimedia Commons.

About ...

Malala Yousafzai fights for girls’ rights and the importance of education for girls. In 2012, she was attacked by the Taliban who did not want her to go to school and to support education for girls. But Malala survived the attack.

Now, Malala works with governments and organizations around the world to help empower girls. She strongly believes that every individual can make a difference. As she says, “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Special Facts ...

  • Youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2014
  • Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai named her after Malalai, a Pashtun heroine

Famous Quote:

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”

-Malala Yousafzai