Malala Yousafzai

This is outside of my normal posts, but after having watched parts of this several times today I thought I would share.

Below is a 3 part interview that Jon Stewart did with Malala Yousafzai, a 16 year old Pakistani girl.  She is an advocate of education and has a new book out.  She first gained fame writing a blog as a 11-12 year old about the problems of living under Taliban rule and the problems of girls schools being closed.  New York Times did a documentary about her when she was 13 and she won an international children’s Peace Prize from Desmond Tutu.

In 2012 she survived an assassination attempt.  The reason for her interview is that she is in the US promoting her book and raising money for education.  She was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. And earlier this week won the highest peace prize from the European Union.

If you have just a few minutes, then watch this 4 minute clip that has a great call for the need for education around the world. (This is the last 4 minutes of the longer interview.)

The complete (around 15 minute) interview is here

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