Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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“With her courage and determination, Malala has shown what terrorists fear most: a girl with a book.”- Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest winner of the coveted Nobel Peace Prize. After being shot and left for dead by the Taliban at the age of 15 for her work to encourage education, Malala Yousafzai did what many thought was impossible; she recovered and began advocating for the rights of all to have an education. Partnering with her co-winner, Kailash Satyarthi, the two were announced today as the winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to stop human trafficking, exploitative child labor and to promote education in parts of the world where education is seen as a privilege and not a right.

In her short life, Malala has campaigned for human rights, written a memoir and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

We are so proud of you Malala!

 

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