Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest winner of Nobel Peace award at the age of 17 for her active role in promoting the girl’s education. Young Pakistani activist, Malala, is sharing the Nobel Peace award with Kailash Satyarthi of India for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,”
The admirable struggle by Pakistan Teen Malala Yousafzai, 17, shot in the head at fifteen by the Taliban to defend the right of girls to study, has won the Nobel Peace Prize, worth half a million euros . Beside her was awarded Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian software engineer who heads the Global March oenegé, fighting against child exploitation by multinationals. It is estimated that his organization has helped to give a new life to more than 80,000 small in 160 countries.
The committee that awards the Nobel emphasizes that it is important that a Muslim and a Hindu ‘to join in the common struggle for education and against extremism. “Both have struggled “against the oppression of children and young people and their right to education.”
Although there are two winners, the day star is definitely Malala Yousafzai, a refugee now living in the UK, because it still weighs about the threat of death if she returns to Pakistan. The daughter of an English teacher who ran Khushal Public School and a devout and illiterate women into old age, she lived in the town of Mingora, in the Swat valley, northwest of the country. In 2007 the Taliban invaded the area and her life changed. Women were forced to live confined or go out covered completely. The fundamentalist Mullah Radio also announced that “no woman should go to school, without facing the consequences.”
Malala images went around the world, first with her bloodstained tunic and her head bandaged in Pakistan badly and then with her first smile in a bed of England, together with a white teddy bear. After her recovery she continued with her cause, as the Nobel committee said: “Despite her youth several years has fought for the right of girls to education and has contributed her example.” Converted into a symbol, with her deep, intelligent eyes, she has even spoken at the UN.
Malala said in a tweet after winning the Nobel Peace Award, “Thank you for all your support”.
Prime of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has congratulated Malala for winning the prestigious Nobel Peace Award.