The 2013 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, Global Trailblazer, was awarded to Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, for her courage and advocacy for girls education. Malala and her family are the driving force behind the Malala Fund, set up at their direction by Vital Voices with supporters of her cause, including the United Nations Foundation and Girl Up, and within a community of supportive organizations and individuals. Learn more at MalalaFund.org.
Malala Yousafzai was born in small town of Mingora in Pakistan. She is an ordinary school-going teenager but her fearless nature & daring acts have made her famous across the world. She was awarded with Pakistan's National Peace Award for raising her voice against the gender bias. UN has declared Malala's birthday, July 12 as Malala day!