Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai (Pashto pronunciation: [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj]; born 12 July 1997), often referred to mononymously as Malala, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become "the most prominent citizen" of the country.The daughter of educational activist Ziauddin Yousafzai was born to a Pashtun family in Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malala Yousafzai has received more than 15,750,639 page views. Her biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Malala Yousafzai is the 347th most popular social activist (down from 302nd in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Pakistani Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Malala Yousafzai ranks 347 out of 544Before her are Louise Bryant, Wei Jingsheng, Aruna Asaf Ali, Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy, Cesar Chavez, and Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed. After her are Eugene V. Debs, Pjetër Arbnori, Afeni Shakur, Estela de Carlotto, Gotō Shōjirō, and Mary Toft.

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Among people born in 1997, Malala Yousafzai ranks 6Before her are Alan Walker, Jungkook, Lisa, Kylie Jenner, and Rosé. After her are Ousmane Dembélé, Max Verstappen, Chloë Grace Moretz, Charles Leclerc, Camila Cabello, and Frenkie de Jong.

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Among people born in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai ranks 56 out of 158Before her are I. K. Gujral (1919), Yash Chopra (1932), Hamida Banu Begum (1527), Shehbaz Sharif (1951), Tariq Ali (1943), and Milkha Singh (1935). After her are Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948), L. K. Advani (1927), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), Amjad Khan (1940), and Gulzar (1934).


Among social activists born in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai ranks 4Before her are Bhagat Singh (1907), Guru Ram Das (1534), and Bacha Khan (1890). After her are Iqbal Masih (1983) and Mukhtar Mai (1972).

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