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Malala Yousafzai Turns 25: A Guide to the Youngest Nobel Laureate

On her 25th birthday, here’s a look at the young Nobel laureate and what set her on the path to global recognition.

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Malala Yousafzai Turns 25: A Guide to the Youngest Nobel Laureate
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(This story was first published on 07 May 2016. It has been reposted from The Quint's archives to mark Malala Yousafzai's birthday.)

Malala Yousufzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, turns 25.

We take a quick look at Malala, and why she got the Nobel.

Malala being Malala.
The Quint’s guide to Malala Yousafzai.

Malala Yousafzai established the ‘Malala Fund’ in 2013 to work towards the cause of women’s equality and education. She also keeps dropping a few gems like these:


Malala joined Twitter after completing her school.

Where she continues to ‘fight for girls’.

And just being awesome at the social media game.


Fighting the Taliban, and death, Malala has undoubtedly inspired a generation who come from tough survival conditions and social taboos, to embrace education. She stands for what once can do to one’s life, by virtue of the choices one makes.

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