Malala Yousafzai: The Youngest Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on July 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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A speech from the women’s rights activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate in history.

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Malala Yousafzai

You know her for her work promoting women’s rights around the world. You know her for her unbelievable strength in the face of adversity. But what you might not know is that Malala Yousafzai was a hero even before the attack that brought her to international attention. She was only 11 years old when she braved violent retribution in a 2008 speech to a local press club, asking “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?” Over the next four years, she wrote blog posts about life under occupation for the BBC, and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Reverend Desmond Tutu. Thanks in part to her tireless efforts, the girls’ schools in Taliban-occupied Pakistan were eventually reopened—and it was on a school bus that she was ambushed, and shot in the head at point-blank range. But even that horrifying act could not stop her.

Since her recovery, Malala has spoken before the United Nations, advocated for the rights of young women at London’s Girl Summit, contributed to the cause of rebuilding schools in Gaza, and used a private meeting with President Barack Obama to confront him about the use of drones in Pakistan. In 2014, Malala made history yet again by becoming the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history at just 17 years old. Outside of the momentous work she’s done in her home country and around the world, Malala has become a symbol of an indomitable spirit and the triumph of good over evil.

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