Child education activist Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistan child education activist Malala Yousafzai has been named as joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner.

The 17-year-old is the youngest ever person to receive the prestigious award.

The teenager, who now lives in Birmingham, was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education.

In a press conference at Edgbaston High School for Girls, Malala said she was “honored” to receive the award, saying it makes her feel more “powerful and courageous”.

Education advocate Malala Yousafzai can be seen here waiting for her meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before a special event marking 500 days of action for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), at the UN headquarters in New York

Education advocate Malala Yousafzai can be seen here waiting for her meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before a special event marking 500 days of action for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), at the UN headquarters in New York