By now, most of you have probably heard that Malala Yousafzai, the 17 year old advocate of girls education was chosen as the Nobel Peace Prize winner for her campaigning and international promotion.
From The New York Times:
In one half of Ms. Yousafzai’s dual life, she is the center of an international advocacy operation for girls’ education that now involves a nonprofit organization, two best-selling books, and activities that stretch from Pakistan to Jordan to Kenya. She criticizes not just the Taliban, but also the culture of Pakistan, in which women are rarely granted the same rights and opportunities as men. She has become one of the world’s most prominent faces of moderate Islam, saying in a recent interview that she tried wearing a burqa when she was younger but gave it up: “I realized that it just took away my freedom, and that’s why I stopped wearing it.”
Here is Yousafzai’s articulate and inspiring acceptance speech:
Also, enjoy this interview with Malala Yousafzai and Jon Stewart. It’s a delight.