US Liberty Medal honour for Malala

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Published: Tuesday 21st October 2014 by The News Editor

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A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education is to be honoured in the US.

Malala Yousafzai will accept the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.

A Taliban gunman shot the schoolgirl in the head two years ago because of her vocal support for gender equality and education for girls.

Since her recovery, the 17-year-old activist has continued her advocacy through her non-profit organisation called the Malala Fund. She became the youngest Peace Prize recipient on October 10.

Malala was chosen months ago for the Liberty Medal, which is bestowed annually on someone who strives to secure freedom for people around the globe.

She is now the seventh person chosen for the medal who subsequently received the Nobel prize.

Published: Tuesday 21st October 2014 by The News Editor

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