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Malala Yousafzai

The young activist champions girls and women's rights

Ever since a teenage Malala became a global name following the horrific tragedy of her shooting, she has strived to help others especially when it comes to female education.

Her eponymous fund, whose motto is "working for a world where every girl can learn and lead", has committed to ensuring girls have access to 12 years of free, safe and quality education.

The fund, created in 2013, works in regions where the most girls miss out on secondary education, primarily Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. She's also partnered with several companies to provide opportunities for them to do it.

"With more than 130 million girls out of school today, there is more work to be done. I hope you will join my fight for education and equality. Together, we can create a world where all girls can learn and lead." - Malala Yousafzai

Aged 17, Malala became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

Still only 23, the Oxford University graduate has worked with the United Nations for the rights of young women and was bestowed the title of United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2017. 

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