Stand with me and the Nigerian girls: show the world we are #StrongerThan those who deny schoolgirls an education.
Malala Yousafzai is the same young Pakistani woman who has been nominated to receive a Nobel Peace Prize—”the first young person and first Pakistani to win this prize.”
Today, I was honoured to learn I will receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
I am proud I am the first young person and first Pakistani to win this prize. It is an honour I share with Kailash Satyarthi—a hero in the fight for children globally. More than ever, our world needs more heroes like Kailash.
I believe the Nobel committee didn’t give this award to me. I believe they have done this because they believe education is the best weapon through which we can fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism.
I believe they did this because they don’t believe in just one girl, but in all the girls whose voices need to be heard, who are under the darkness of conflict or poverty. This award is for my powerful sisters who have not been listened to for far too long.
And I raise their voices, I stand together with them.
Stand with us: http://www.malala.org/#join-us