Malala made headlines when she was shot in the head in 2012 for openly advocating the rights of women to receive a proper education in Pakistan.
She was rushed to a hospital in the United Kingdom and later returned to her family in a safe, temporary home in the West Midlands.
It’s a harrowing tale, but the 17-year-old human rights advocate isn’t letting it stop her.
Malala received Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize in 2011 - which has since been renamed the National Malala Peace Prize - and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu that same year.
Malala with the Queen and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in 2013 © Getty
The outspoken teen was also honoured by Queen Rania of Jordan in 2013 at the Clinton Global Initiative's Citizen Awards Dinner in New York.
She has since authored the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stop Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, a deal that netted the inspiring peacemaker $3 million.
Justin posted a photograph on Instagram of the FaceTime chat between him and Malala, noting, “Just got to FaceTime with Malala Yousafzai. She has such an incredible story. I can’t wait to meet her in person and talk about how I can support her and the @malalafund. #love.”
The Malala Fund was co-founded by the spritely education activist to end a cycle of poverty that prevents women from receiving an education, and Malala's various initiatives have been supported by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom and more.