Have you heard of Malala Yousafzai?
In 2012, Pakistani schoolgirl Malala spoke out publicly on behalf of girls and their right to learn. She also wrote a diary about life under Taliban rule in north-west Pakistan.
One day, on her way home from school, Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. She woke up 10 days later in a hospital in Birmingham, England. Her recovery was closely tracked by the world's media.
In 2014, Malala became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize and became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate. She set up Malala Fund that fights to ensure all girls receive free, safe, quality education.
In 2020, Malala graduated from Oxford University. She continues to fight for the education of 130 million girls out of school today.
The Economist newspaper is going to interview Malala Yousafzai and will choose a selection of questions from YOU - Topical Talkers!
This is your chance to ask a question to Malala. Add a maximum of TWO questions in a comment below before February 18th.
How can I learn more about Malala?
- Read more about Malala's story here
- Watch Malala's speech to the United Nations and her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech here.