Malala shares Nobel Peace Prize


Published: Friday 10th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who rose to world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for her “heroic struggle” for girls’ rights to education .

The 17-year-old campaigner came to prominence after surviving an assassination attempt in October 2012 when her calls for equal rights angered militants in her homeland of Pakistan.

A bullet narrowly missed her brain and she was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where she was treated for life-threatening injuries.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that she had been jointly awarded the prestigious Peace Prize together with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.

In a statement, the committee said: “Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations.

“This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances.

“Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education.”

Published: Friday 10th October 2014 by The News Editor

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