Malala Yousafzai is a passionate advocate for the educational rights of women across the globe, coming to national prominence after she was shot in the head by the Taliban on the 9th of October 2012. Passionately advocating human rights, Malala’s advocacy has accelerated into a global movement and she has become of the most prominent citizens in Pakistan. Becoming the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala is now a popular choice as a motivational speaker to share her passions for educational rights and how she stood up for such rights during great adversity.
After the horrific events that unfolded on the 9th of October 2012, Malala recovered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and has since been able to complete higher education at the University of Oxford graduating in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Recognised as one of the 150 Most Influential Female Leaders in the UK, Malala once again made headlines in 2014 when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Struggles Against Suppression and Rights for Children’s Education.
Outside of her education, Malala has also become the co-founder of the Malala Fund alongside Shiza Shahid – an organisation established to help Malala’s advocacy for female education, challenging systems and policies so that girls can receive 12 years of safe, high-quality education no matter their circumstances. She is also the co-author of I Am Malala, a book in which she documents her story to share the importance of advocacy for education. Breaking down barriers that have long held women back in education, Malala has also been honoured with the International Children’s Peace Prize and the Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage.
On a mission to help all girls and women have access to crucial education, Malala has now become a popular choice as a speaker for a range of corporate and public events. Empowering other women to stand up for their rights, whether that be educational rights, monetary rights or medical rights, Malala encourages women to break down the barriers that society has continually placed in front of them. Named as one of the Most Influential People Globally by Time in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the recipient of the first Pakistan National Youth Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai will leave your event audience with an unforgettable experience.