Read about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban and defended her right to an education, at Biography.com. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived.
Malala Yousafzai is 15 years old. Last year, the Taliban, who sought to silence her from speaking up for Pakistani women’s education rights, shot her in the head. They shot to kill, but Malala was stronger than they had reckoned—and she survived.