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Malala Yousafzai: What to know about the Pakistani activist for girls’ education

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is known around the world for her activism for gender equality.

In 2014, Yousafzai, then 17, became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor. In her home country, Pakistan, she was outspoken in insisting that girls have a right to an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman while riding a school bus at age 15. She recovered and went on to fight against girls’ oppression worldwide.

She told The Associated Press this month: “I think when you raise

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Duke of Sussex tells Malala of worries about impact of Covid on girls’ education

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have expressed their concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on girls’ education with activist Malala Yousafzai.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry are posing for a picture: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)

Harry and Meghan’s video chat with the renowned 23-year-old education campaigner was released on Sunday to mark the International Day Of The Girl.

The trio spoke about how the Covid-19 outbreak has impacted young women’s access to education and the importance of learning.

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Militants gunned her down 8 years ago. Today Malala celebrates ‘joy’ of graduating from Oxford.

Three bullets to the head were supposed to stop her.

But education advocate Malala Yousafzai not only survived the attack, she went on to win global acclaim and, on Friday, graduate from one of the world’s top universities.

Eight years after being shot by the Pakistani Taliban, the advocate for female education and the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner shared a photo of herself smothered in cake as she celebrated her Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree from Britain’s Oxford University.

“Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now,” she wrote to her 3 million social media followers.

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