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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, inspires in speech at UB

Posted at 11:18 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 23:18:08-04

In a speech Tuesday night at UB Alumni Arena Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Prize, spoke on her mission to encourage young girls' education. 

Malala was only ten-years-old when she began her crusade. When she was 15, she was targeted by the Taliban, shot in the head and nearly killed in Pakistan. All for speaking out. 

Now, at age twenty, Malala is an icon who is known across the globe for her work to promote girls' education. 

"Now I'm speaking globally for all girls who are out of school" Malala said during her speech. 

Malala spoke for about ten minutes before a long question and answer session. Among the sold out crowd were a group of young women refugees who see Malala as a hero. 

"She inspires me everyday to keep fighting because everyone deserves the same amount of education as other people" Fathiya Mohamed, a Somalian immigrant said.

Mohamed was among a group of fifty young women who went to the speech with "Inspired by Love" which is "A social action platform for humanitarian committed to social change."