Malala Yousafzai Accepts Her Nobel Peace Prize


On Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai, fierce advocate of female education, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside co-recipient Kailash Satyarthi. At age 17, she is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She also had a day named after her (July 14, 2014), she has written a memoir, and has a huge list of awards and accolades aside from that Nobel thing. What have you done?

In her speech, she dedicated the prize to children denied their right to education:

“It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change.
“I am here to stand up for their rights, raise their voice. It is not time to pity them. It is time to take action so it becomes the last time that we see a child deprived of education.”

Yousafzai plans to donate her prize money to the Malala Fund.

Image via Getty.

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