Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who became a campaigner after being shot by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

She shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi.

The Nobel committee praised them “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”.

Malala was shot in the head and neck while returning home on a school bus in October 2012.

She was attacked for speaking out against the Taliban over its interpretation of Islam, which limits girls’ access to education.

The 17-year-old was flown to Birmingham for life-saving treatment and now lives in the city with her father.

Her campaigning has included addressing the United Nations and meeting President Obama to ask him to end drone strikes

Malala was also one of the front-runners for last year’s award.

Malala and Satyarthi
Malala

 

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