Activist Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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      Seventeen-year-old Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

      The Pakistani author and activist first came to prominance after anonymously chronicling her educational struggles in a blog for the BBC.

      After appearing in a documentary about how her school was closed by the Taliban, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban fighter in October 2009. She survived her injury and has continued to advocate for women's education rights. In 2013, Yousafzai published her autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.

      Yousafzai shares this year's honour with 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children's rights activist, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

      In this 2013 interview, Malala Yousafzai discusses education with Jon Stewart.




      Oct 10, 2014 at 9:48am

      Great choice for the prize and what an inspiration! Hopefully Edward Snowden will get it next year.