National Malala Peace Prize

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The National Malala Peace Prize is a Pakistani peace prize for those under 18 years old. It was originally named the National Youth Peace Prize and awarded to Malala Yousafzai on 19 December 2011 by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for her services towards promoting girls' education in her hometown of Mingora in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had banned girls from attending school.[1]

The prize was subsequently renamed the National Malala Peace Prize in Yousafzai's honor.[2] Speaking to the media after attending the proceedings, Yousafzai expressed her wish to form her own political party comprising people working for the cause of education, saying “my party will operate in all four provinces.” On Yousafzai’s request, the prime minister directed the authorities to set up an IT campus in the Swat Degree College for Women. [2]


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  1. ^ "Malala in the House, plans to launch political party". 4 January 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Sumera Khan (20 December 2011). "National peace prize named after Malala Yousafzai". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 October 2012.