Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize today, but she had repeatedly said in the past that she does not believe she deserves it — at least, not at the moment.
“I have started a campaign, and it’s not over yet, it’s not completed yet,” Malala told ABC News in July. “When I see that I have done something and I have achieved this big call which I have always dreamed for, then I think that, okay, now I deserve it.”
Malala, along with Kailash Satyarthi of India, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for her work promoting girls’ education. She became a global figure and symbol for children’s rights after she was shot in the head by a Taliban member after asserting that girls deserve the same education rights as boys.
Watch the video below, via ABC News:
[Image via screengrab]
>>Follow Andrew Desiderio (@forza_desiderio) on Twitter
[Note: Mediaite intern Andrew Desiderio is a student at The George Washington University.]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org