World News: Malala Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani teenage and education activist, who was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus two years ago because she spoke up for girls’ education.  The shooting did not silence Malala, and she has become an even louder advocate for the right of all girls to go to school.  She won the prize, along with Indian human rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, for their work against the oppression of children.  Malalala is the youngest person to win the prize at age 17. The New Yorker states, “Looking at what Malala has accomplished since the day she got on that bus, one can imagine, someday, people lining up outside a polling state, to vote for her.  Any award for children-to children-is a bet on a future that one can’t quite predict, but which might be better.  That’s just as it should be.”

Contributor: Chelsea Edirisuriya


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