8 Times We Fell In Love With Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, celebrates her 19th birthday today. We loved this list by Elle UK of some of Malala's most inspiring moments, from her moving words and who she inspires to her education activism and her own academic success -- and more.
elleuk.com - It's been six years since Pakistan-born Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for speaking up for the right of girls to be educated.
Since then, the 19-year-old student has sold 1.8 million copies worldwide of her autobiography I Am Malala, been named the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and encouraged 3 million people to sign the Malala Petition, successfully urging the United Nations to recommit to promoting universal primary education around the world.
To celebrate her 19th birthday, we look back at the most inspiring moments from the female education activist.
1. THE MOMENT SHE WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
In 2014, Malala became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. The prize was awarded jointly to her and Kailash Satyarthi from India 'for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education'.
Speaking at the Nobel peace prize ceremony in Oslo, she received a standing ovation at the beginning and end of her speech which focused on the importance of ensuring education for children around the world.