Ziauddin Yousafzai

Co-founder of Malala Fund

Ziauddin Yousafzai 's Story

Ziauddin Yousafzai is a co-founder and board member of Malala Fund. He is the father of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai. For many years, Ziauddin served as a teacher and school administrator in his home country of Pakistan.

When the Taliban invaded their home in Swat Valley, Ziauddin peacefully resisted their efforts to limit personal freedoms. Speaking out put Ziauddin at risk, but he feared remaining silent would be far worse. Inspired by her father’s example, Malala began publicly campaigning for girls to go to school. At age 15, Malala was shot for speaking out. She recovered, continued her campaign and with Ziauddin founded Malala Fund. Together they champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

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