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At 17, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is the youngest to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. She's been given the honor due to her advocation for the education of Pakistani girls and other girls around the world, two years after the Taliban attempted to kill her. She will share the prize with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, 60.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is honoring the two "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."

At 15, Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen. She's since become a strong advocate for youth education, but has been unable to return to her home due to threats against her and her family. Satyarthi left his engineering career in 1980 to campaign against child labor.

Yousafzai, who learned about winning the award while in chemistry class,said she was honored to share the prize with Satyarthi.


"We should all consider each other as human beings, and we should respect each other," Yousafzai added. "It is my message to children all around the world that they should stand up for their rights."

Both will receive their awards on December 10th in Oslo, Norway.  

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