Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

By RIDA ALI, age 10

PHOTO: United Nations Information Centres
PHOTO: United Nations Information Centres

On October 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old activist for girls’ right to education, jointly won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Indian national Kailash Satyarthi “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” In October 2012, Malala was shot by members of the Taliban in her home country, Pakistan, for demanding girls’ right to go to school. In a meeting with President Obama a year later, she told him that U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan are “fueling terrorism” there.

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