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Malala Yousafzai hailed as most famous teenager

Malala Yousafzai hailed as most famous teenager

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Dec 26, 2019 - 13:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Malala Yousafzai, the iconic champion of girls’ educationinfo-icon from Pakistaninfo-icon’s picturesque valley of Swat, emerged as the most famous teenager in the worldinfo-icon in the second decade of the 21st century, says a UN review.

Malala’s global recognition tops the list of positive stories that unfolded between 2010 and 2019, according to the first part of the review, which covers the period between 2010 and the end of 2013.

“From a young age, Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai was known for speaking out in favour of educating girls and highlighting the atrocities of the Talibaninfo-icon,” the UN report noted.

Born and brought up in the volatile Swat Valley, she was shot while taking the bus home from school in October 2012. A Taliban gunman’s bullet hit her in the head, but survived and eventually recovered.

“Malala’s activism and profile have only grown since the assassination attempt. She won several high-profile awards, including the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize and became a UN Messenger of Peace in 2017,” the review added.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

 

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