Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate yet. Through her advocacy for education and women’s rights in her home country of Pakistan, she was targeted by the local Taliban, who attempted to assassinate the then 15-year-old girl with a shot to her head while she was on her way home from school. Malala survived the attack, and her resolve to fight against the suppression of children and women was only strengthened. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
On October 2, 2015, the documentary “He Named Me Malala” was released in the United States, with international releases planned later in the month. American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim tells the dramatic tale of the now 18 year old and her family, giving a glimpse into the life of the inspiring young woman.
Those who wish to contribute to Malala’s cause can get involved through the Malala Fund and raise awareness for the campaign with the hashtag #withMalala.