I am Malala.
Malala is a very famous girl from a part of the world called Pakistan. When Malala was very young, she was much like any other girl - she loved her family and friends, and she loved to go to school.
However, there are people in her country who believe that women are not important - that they are a lot like cows or other animals you can own. These men decided that educating girls was a bad thing because it would make the girls grow up to be women who could read and who could understand they they deserved to have rights, too. These men told the girls and their families that girls could no longer go to school.
Malala did not like this rule - and she started writing her thoughts down as a way to protest the new law. Her blog was noticed by reporters in other countries, and she became a celebrity. This was very bad for Malala. The bad men shot her to try and make her so afraid she would never stand up for her rights again.
Malala didn't give up. She knew that women who never received an education would never be equal to men. She fought her terrifying medical problems...and her family fought with her. The world listened. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Her entire story is very important - and sometimes hard to listen to. If you and your parents agree you should hear the whole story, you can click here and you can watch a powerful video about her. Do not try to watch this video without your parent's consent!