One of the most famous young activists, Yousafzai is an advocate for education and women’s rights. Hailing from the Swat Valley of Pakistan, the 16-year-old has been speaking out on education rights since she was 11. Her father, a school owner and educational activist, encouraged Yousafzai's fight against the Taliban, which banned many girls from attending school. In 2012, she was the target of an assassination plot by Taliban leaders. A bullet entering her head, went through her neck and ended in her shoulder. She miraculously survived and is still speaking out, addressing the United Nations in July of 2013 and meeting with world leaders such as Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama.