March is Women’s History Month

Malala Yousafzai (1997-present)

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She was born July 12, 1997 in Mingoran, Pakistan. She was inspired many movies such as He Named me Malala and Malala: A Girl from Paradise. Many may have seen her book I am Malala which is about how a girl stood up for education and changed the world. When she was only ten years old, a group named the Taliban who were taking over her region. Women weren’t allowed to do much, including no music, go to a market or even go to school. She eventually had enough and decided to fight for her right to be educated. She nearly lost her life for the cause but, now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. She has inspired many women across the world to strive for equal rights and fight for their dreams.