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Nobel Prize: Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi Accept Peace Award

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai hopes she will inspire girls all over the world to fight for their rights, and to step forward to lead.
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OSLO — Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai says she hopes her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights — and to step forward as leaders. The 17-year-old, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012 for asserting her right to an education, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday alongside Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi.

Yousafzai said the time is now for women to proclaim their rights and that "change is coming." The Pakistani teenager said she felt the bond of a global sisterhood of sorts, with women gathering the strength to fight for equality. She said "it's their voice that I will be raising today." Both Yousafzai and Satyarthi have campaigned for the rights of children and young people, particularly education.


— The Associated Press