|Malala Yousafzai, picture from Wikipedia|
- Malala was born on the 12th July, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan.
- Her home city was a tourist spot before the Taliban reached power.
- As a child, she strongly defended girls' right to education so the Taliban issued a death threat against her.
- In 2008, after the Taliban had started attacking schools for girls she gave a speech titled, "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?", and then continued to give international attention to the issue.
- On the 9th October 2012 she was shot while going back home from school.
- She survived after being flown to a British hospital for treatment and in 2013 she started attending school in Birmingham, England.
- In 2013 she published her biography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.
- On the 10th of October, 2013, in acknowledgement of her work, the European Parliament awarded Yousafzai the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
- In 2014 she has become the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
And this a summary of her speech, defending education for girls, in the UN.