October 10: Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner
Date: October 21, 2014
The Nobel Peace Prize went to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children’s rights. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize saying that peaceful global development can only come about if children and the young are respected.
Malala is the youngest person to ever be awarded the globally prestigious annual prize. Yousafzai — who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 — was recognised for fighting for the right of girls to education, showing by example that children can contribute to improving their own situations. Express Tribune