Malala is the young Pakistani woman whose pursuit of education resulted in her being shot in the head at point blank range by the Taliban. Like other religious bullies through the ages, the Taliban thought shooting this outspoken young woman would send a message to all who think that woman should be educated.

Ironically, the Taliban were right. The shooting sent a shock wave around the world. Men and women everywhere realized the importance of solidarity on behalf of the 66 million girls denied education world wide.

Mala was just 15 years old at the time of the attack. Now she is recovered and is back in school still speaking fearlessly,

“God has given me this new life, I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated.”