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Malala Yousafzai

(1997-), Activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Sitter in 3 portraits
Born in Mingora, Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is a human rights activist for female education. She came to prominence in 2009 after writing about her life during the Taliban occupation of her town Swat Valley, and the ban on girls' education. In October 2012, she was shot on the left side of her head in an attack by a Taliban gunman on her school bus. She recovered in Birmingham, UK, where she chose to remain with her family. In 2013, Malala was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize and in 2014, she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi. She founded the Malala Fund in 2013, which is dedicated to giving all girls access to twelve years of free, safe, quality education. She is currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.

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Malala Yousafzai, by Shirin Neshat - NPG 7052

Malala Yousafzai

by Shirin Neshat
archival ink on gelatin silver print on fibre-based paper, 2018
On display in the Main Hall at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7052

Malala Yousafzai, by Shirin Neshat - NPG 7053

Malala Yousafzai

by Shirin Neshat
archival ink on gelatin silver print on fibre-based paper, 2018
NPG 7053

Malala Yousafzai, by Julian Broad - NPG x199266

Malala Yousafzai

by Julian Broad
bromide fibre print, 2013
NPG x199266

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