17 Reasons to Be Inspired by Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ever, Malala Yousafzai
By John Boone
Malala Yousafzai is a women’s rights activist, a human rights activist, and an advocate for education. She’s a columnist, a memoirist, and a documentary subject. She won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize and has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” She has spoken at the United Nations, and, today, she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala, who shares the honor with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, is the youngest Nobel laureate ever. “Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has...shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations,” the Nobel committee explained.
13. Here is a video of Malala with those child refugees:
14. She is not scared of those who threaten her because of her work:
15. She will not be held back because she is a girl:
16. And she will not let anyone stop what she was meant to do:
17. Which is why she is so deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.
“I felt more powerful and more courageous because this award is not just a piece of metal…To know that there are people who are supporting me in this campaign,” she said while accepting the award. “And we are standing together to make sure that every child gets a quality education.”
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