More than 270 girls were abducted from their school in Northern Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It was only after everyday people led a huge campaign to draw attention to the missing girls that the media and world leaders sat up and started listening.
14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in head and neck on school bus in hit ordered by the Taliban because she champions education of girls Malala Yousafzai, 14, was a well known equality activist in Swat, Pakistan She was shot on a bus full of pupils leaving her school in Mingora Miss Yousafzai and another victim are both in stable condition The Taliban organisation who have taken responsibility for the shooting have said they will target her again if she survives
When Hibo Wardere was six, she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation. She suffered in silence for many years. But an encounter with a 10-year-old girl in London changed her life – and led her to write a searing memoir about her fight against the barbaric practice