- Virtually the whole world celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize award for a 17-year-old Pakistani school girl who bas become a worldwide symbol of human rights advocacy and triumph in the face of terror and intimidation.
- Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani female education activist, who became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2014. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. The Yousafzai advocacy has since grown into an international movement.
- Malala shares the Nobel Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children's rights activist and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan in 1980 and has acted to protect the rights of 80,000 children.
- ▶2008: In late 2008, when Aamer Ahmed Khan of the BBC Urdu website and his colleagues had discussed a novel way of covering the Taliban’s growing influence in Swat: Why not find a schoolgirl to blog anonymously about her life there?
▶2009: In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls in the Swat Valley.
▶2011: In October 2011, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a South African activist, nominated Yousafzai for the International Children's Peace Prize of the Dutch international children's advocacy group KidsRights Foundation.
▶2012: On 9 October 2012, a Taliban gunman shot Yousafzai as she rode home on a bus after taking an exam in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
▶2013: On 12 July 2013, Yousafzai's 16th birthday, she spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education.
▶2013: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban written by Malala Yousafzai was first published on October 08, 2013.
▶2014: In February 2014, she was nominated for the World Children's prize in Sweden.