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Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzal, attends University of Oxford.

Photo: Simon Davis / DFID


The 20-year-old Pakistani human-rights advocate Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to the University of Oxford in England.

Malala was just 15 years old when Taliban soldiers shot her in the head for her efforts to promote girls’ education in her native Pakistan. After making a full recovery, she continued to fight for human rights and education. In 2014, Malala, at age 17, became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She emphasized in her acceptance speech that she received the award on behalf of the forgotten children who want education. “It is for those frightened children who want peace,” she said. “It is for those voiceless children who want change.”

 

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