Malala wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Youngest ever winner

She’s the inspirational Pakistani teenager whose fearless campaigning for girls’ education led to her to suffer a horrific shooting at the hands of the Taliban. And now 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen while on a schoolbus in October 2012, after speaking out for the need for Pakistani girls to have access to education. She went on to make an incredible recovery in the UK and continue her campaigning – setting up the Malala Fund and becoming an international role model.

She was jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi from India, 'for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education'.

A remarkable achievement for a truly remarkable activist.

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