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Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 10th, 2014

Photo credit: Southbank Centre via Flickr/Creative Commons

A symbol for children’s rights, Malala Yousafzai, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.

She is just 17 years old and the youngest person ever to win the prize.

Malala spoke out about girls having the right to be educated when she was shot in the head by the Taliban, in 2012, in Pakistan. She was 15 years old at the time.

Incredibly, Malala survived the attack. When she recovered she worked even harder to advocate for girls’ rights to be educated.

She has said, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.”

You can read more about Malala’s story here at her Malala Fund website .

Here is an excerpt of Malala’s interview from Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show in 2013.

 

She shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist. Congratulations to both!

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