28 September 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

Malala Yousafzai

Nobelist, Activist, Author

Malala Yousafzai began her activism at age 11 when she anonymously blogged about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, particularly the ban on girls’ education. She soon began advocating publicly, giving speeches and interviews, and attracting international media attention and awards.

At age 15, she was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out. After many months of surgery and rehabilitation in the United Kingdom, she founded Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for education and equality.

Malala graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 2020. She is the best-selling author of three books, president of Extracurricular Productions, and publisher of Podium, a weekly newsletter.

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Why Should You Listen to Her?

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

When Malala was 17 years old, she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her human rights advocacy. She is the youngest person ever to have received a Nobel Prize, the second Pakistani, and the first Pashtun to receive the Prize.

Malala is also the youngest ever appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Oxford University Graduate

In 2020 Malala graduated with honors from Oxford University, where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Founder of the Malala Fund

Together with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala founded the Malala Fund. The fund aims to improve girls’ access to education in regions where many girls miss out on secondary education.

Get to Know Malala

Article, Podcast Interview, Keynote


Malala’s Speech at the United Nations General Assembly – Malala Fund


Why Educating Girls Changes Everything – The TED Interview


Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 2014 – Nobel Prize 

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