Yousafzai was attacked in 2012 on a school bus in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan by masked gunmen as a punishment for a blog that she started writing for the BBC's Urdu service as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban's efforts to deny women an education. Unable to return to Pakistan after her recovery, Yousafzai moved to Britain, setting up the Malala Fund and supporting local education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya.
Yousafzai, Malala, and Christina Lamb. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. 2013.
Kailash Satyarthi has saved thousands of lives and has helped thousands of children escape slavery by conducting raids on factories and communities where children are held as bonded workers.
Satyarthi, Kailash, and Bupinder Zutshi. Globalisation, Development, and Child Rights. Delhi: Shipra, 2006.