This is Malala Yousafzai. She is 16.
She's an advocate for educational opportunities for girls in Pakistan and throughout the world.
On October 9, 2012, she was shot by the Taliban as she sat on a school bus.
An armed Taliban militant boarded the bus and shouted, "Which one of you is Malala? Speak up, otherwise I will shoot you all! She is propagating against the soldiers of Allah, the Taliban. She must be punished."
She was shot in the head at point-blank range. The bullet travelled through her head and neck before lodging in her shoulder.
Malala was shot because she dares to go to school and believes all children should have that opportunity, regardless of gender.