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Activist Malala Yousafzai Accepts Nobel Peace Prize in Norway

Activist Malala Yousafzai Accepts Nobel Peace Prize in Norway

Malala Yousafzai stands by fellow honoree Kailash Satyarthi after the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony held at Oslo City Town Hall on Wednesday morning (December 10) in Oslo, Norway.

The 17-year-old activist, who was shot in the head by Taliban members in 2012, is the youngest person to ever receive the prize.

“I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not,” Malala said in her speech. “It is the story of many girls. Today, I tell their stories too. I have brought with me some of my sisters from Pakistan, from Nigeria, and from Syria who share this story.”

She added, “This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change. I am here to stand up for their rights, to raise their voice. It is not time to pity them.”

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  • leila

    Congrats to such a lovely. brave and well spoken young lady!! This is who young girls should idolize, someone trying to make a real difference in the world

  • Calvin

    She’s such an inspiration!

  • Dee

    So much YAAAAASS!!!!

  • Reba

    agreed! This is the type of young woman we should be celebrating and plastering on magazine covers so that young women have someone to look up to:)

  • Living in a box

    I like one of her quote from her speech, “Why is easy to get a guns and difficult to get a books.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZdzvQPkj70

  • MiraWildeW

    I felt really bad for her when the Mexican protester interrupted and got so close to her (it can’t be easy with what she’s gone through) and angry at the event organisers for the lack of proper security. That being said … finally a proper Peace Award winner (I’m looking at you, Obama!)