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Malala Receives Nobel Peace Prize
December 12, 2014
"I tell my story," Malala said in her Nobel Peace Prize speech, "not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls... I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education, and today I am not raising my voice, it is the voice of 66 million girls."
I am deeply grateful that on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, the Nobel Peace prize was awarded to 17-year old Pakistani activist for education, Malala Yousafzai, as well as to the Indian children's rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi. Young Malala makes so evident the extraordinary capabilities of youth—to use their wisdom, their insight, and their high energy to render service to humanity for the cause of justice. I am aware of no statesman in the world today who speaks as wisely as Malala the simple truth about the need for world leaders to expend resources for the education of children rather than the promotion of war. Malala embodies a spirit of perseverance, love, and fearlessness that the protagonist, Zareen, represents in Keep Eyes Behind.