Who is Malala Yousafzai and what she does?

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Malala Yousafzai is known as a Pakistani activist for female education rights. She is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate at the age of 17. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially for the education rights of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school in January 2008. 

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When she was young, Taliban took control of her own town, Swat Valley and banned many things like owning a television and playing music, no longer girls education and announced harsh punishments for those who defied their orders. 

At a very young age, when she decided to fight against this, she became the face and voice on behalf of girls and their rights, and hence got targeted. And, in October 2012, on her way home, she was shot on the left side of her head. But fortunately, she survived and woke up 10 days later in a hospital in Birmingham, England. 

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After her recovery, she chose to make a new life and do most of this in U.K with her family. Malala and her father, who has always been her ally and inspiration, established the Malala Fund, which is a charity dedicated to giving every girl to ensure or achieve the future she chooses. For her adorable work, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2014 and became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate.

Presently, Malala is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. She is aiming to provide all girls, 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

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