Saturday, October 11, 2014

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai (r.) with Syrian refugee Mazoon Rakon at Zaatari Refugee Camp, Syria, February 18, 2014 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yesterday it was announced that Malala Yousafzai was the co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights activist. Malala came to international fame for her advocacy of girls' right to education in her native Pakistan. She survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in Swat Valley, Pakistan, in 2012. You can read The New York Times article on Malala's award here. Imagine being pulled out of Chemistry class to be told you had won the Nobel Peace Prize!

If you are unfamiliar with Malala, you can watch her appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart here:


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