Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
In October 2014, Malala was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She has also been made an honourary Canadian citizen. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described her as "a brave and gentle advocate of peace who through the simple act of going to school became a global teacher.”
An assassination attempt was not enough to curtail the human-rights work of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. "One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world," she told the United Nations in a stirring speech.
Around the world an estimated 66 million girls are being denied the right to an education. Girls make up more than 54% of the non-schooled population in the world. Recent global estimates indicate that more than 100 million girls are...read more