Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is also the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and second Pakistani to ever receive a Nobel Prize.

She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan had at times banned girls from attending school.

In early 2009, when she was just 11 years old, Malala began blogging for the BBC about living under the Taliban´s threats to deny her an education.

To hide her identity, she used the name Gul Makai. She was revealed to be the BBC blogger in December of that year.

With a growing public platform, Malala continued to speak out about her right, and the right of all women, to an education.