Co-founder | Malala Fund

Malala Yousafzai began her campaign for education at age 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Inspired by her father Ziauddin, a Pakistani educator, activist, and humanitarian, Malala soon began advocating publicly for girls’ education — attracting international media attention and awards. At age 15, she was attacked by the Taliban. Malala recovered in the U.K. and has continued her fight for girls.

In 2013, she co-founded Malala Fund with her father, and a year later received the Nobel Peace Prize. “The terrorists tried to stop us,” Malala said, “but neither their ideas nor their bullets could win. We survived. And since that day, our voices have grown louder and louder.”

Malala is a recent graduate of Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics, and is the board chair of Malala Fund.

About Malala Fund 
Malala Fund is working for a world where all girls can learn and lead. The organization advocates for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education, invests in local leaders, and amplifies the voices of girls fighting for change.

Learn more about Malala Fund here.