Why the world loves Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala

Why the world loves Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala

Malala Yousafzai has been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi.

The Nobel Committee praised "their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

In awarding them the peace prize, the committee said it "regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism".

Malala becomes a Nobel laureate almost two years to the day after a masked member of the Taliban boarded her school bus, asked for her by name and shot her in the head.

Miraculously, Malala survived the initial attack but was in a critical condition, and amid a global outpouring of sympathy for her plight and revulsion for the assassinated attempt, she was flown to Birmingham in the UK to be treated at a specialist military hospital.

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