Malala Yousafzai waves to the crowd before speaking at a press conference at the Library of Birmingham in England on Friday afternoon (October 10).
The 17-year-old activist was just announced as one of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners earlier in the day.
“I’m proud that I’m the first Pakistani and the first young woman or the first young person getting this award,” Malala shared. “I have received this award but this is not the end … of this campaign I have started. I think this is really the beginning. I want to see every child going to school and getting an education.”
She added about sharing the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, “I’m feeling honored that I’m sharing this award with him. It does not matter what’s the color of your skin, what language do you speak, what religion you believe in. It is that we should all consider each other as human beings and we should respect each other. We should all fight for our rights, for the rights of children, for the rights of women and for the rights of every human being.”
Malala continued, “I’m thankful to my father for not clipping my wings, for letting me to fly and achieve my goals. Through my story I want to tell other children all around the world that they should stand up for their rights, they should not to wait for someone else. This award is especially for them, it gives them courage.”
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