Malala Yousafzai is an activist for female education and the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Malala Yousafzai is the cofounder of Malala Fund. She began her campaign for education at age 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Inspired by her father's activism, she soon began advocating publicly for girls' education, attracting international media attention and awards.

At age 15, Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for speaking out. She recovered in the United Kingdom and continued her fight for girls. In 2013, she founded Malala Fund. A year later, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her advocacy for 12 years of free, safe, quality education for every child.

Yousafzai recently completed a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.

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