Saturday, December 13, 2014

Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai on the Nobel Peace Prize

We at Girls Succeed! are jumping for joy since hearing the news that Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in speaking up for girls who have no voice in their society.

The Nobel Peace Prize is an auspicious award and recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions in peace. Malala is the first person from the country of Pakistan to receive the award and the youngest person to receive it.

Image from Glamour Magazine. Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Malala Yousafzai was in the news two years ago when she was shot by the Taliban for insisting on going to school. She stood up in her bus and declared girls should be able to get an education. She was hospitaized and had a long, painful recovery from the wound, but she has come on strong on the world stage bringing awareness to education for girls around the world.

What an amazing young woman. Congratulations, Malala!

For more articles about Malala, check out these links in Girls Succeed!

July 2013 Malala Speaks to the World

October 2013 Update on Malala, the Girl from Pakistan

November 2013 Malala Update Receiving the Women of the Year Award

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