malala-yousafzaiMALALA YOUSAFZAI

Citizenship/Residence Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, the Pakistani schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban and defended her right to an education nabbed the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement.