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Malala Yousafzai

3 of 3 portraits of Malala Yousafzai

© Julian Broad / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Malala Yousafzai

by Julian Broad
bromide fibre print, 2013
17 7/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (453 mm x 302 mm) image size
Purchased, 2015
Photographs Collection
NPG x199266

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  • Malala Yousafzai (1997-), Activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Julian Broad (1964-), Photographer. Artist of 19 portraits.

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  • 100 Pioneering Women, p. 159 Read entry

    Malala Yousafzai (b.1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education. Born in the Swat Valley, Pakistan, she came to prominence in 2009, with a blog she wrote under a pseudonym for BBC Urdu that shed light on her life as a schoolgirl under Taliban occupation. She was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu in 2011 and her profile rose once more when she was awarded Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize later that year. In 2012, Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman as she travelled home by bus after taking an exam. She was eventually transferred to hospital in Birmingham for medical treatment. In 2013, on her sixteenth birthday, Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations – her first public appearance since the attack – to call for worldwide access to education. Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest-ever Nobel Laureate. The Malala Fund, an organisation she co-founded with her father, supports the education of girls in countries where access to it is limited or restricted. Yousafzai is now based in the UK.

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