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Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Why Her?

Why is she important?

  • Stood up against the government
  • Spoke out for women's rights

Prize motivation: "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education"


  • Born: 12 July 1997, Mingora, Pakistan
  • Raised: in Mingora, Pakistan until 2013
  • Then, her family moved to England
  • Family - Father, Mother and 2 brothers

EDUCATION - Until 2009 she studied at a school that her father funded, after her recovery she went to a school in Birmingham.

Famous For...
Youngest Nobel Prize winner
"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. "

Photo by seanmcgrath

Women's rights activist who encouraged girls to continue to fight for their rights in education.

Other Leaders...

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Sarah Weldon
  • Kailash Satyarthi
  • Ziauddin Yousafzai
Photo by Hamed Saber

Prior knowledge
'I am Malala' by Malala
Nobel Prize website