Malala Yousafzai has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest person in the world to receive the prestigious award.
According to the award committee, the 17-year old Pakistani girl got the honor due to her ‘struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.’
As ENTmania! reported in 2012, the then 15-year old Yousafzai was shot in the head and left for dead by the Taliban as she was on the bus on the way home from school – because she wrote a blog essay on the right of Pakistani girls to education.
Her attack sparked international outrage, and she was flown to Britain where she received life-saving treatment. She was discharged from the hospital in January 2013, and is now living permanently in the UK.
Ever since then, Yousafzai has received several awards and recognitions, and has started her own foundation ‘The Malala Fund’, an organization that focuses on ensuring that girls go to school.