Awards and recognition

25 October 2011,International Children’s Peace Prize.

The Dutch international children’s advocacy group KidsRights Foundation included Yousafzai as one of five nominees worldwide for the prize, after Desmond Tutu nominated her in October 2011. She was the first Pakistani girl ever nominated for the award. The announcement said “Malala dared to stand up for herself and other girls and used national and international media to let the world know girls should also have the right to go to school”.She was the runner-up.

19 December 2011,Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani awarded Yousafzai with Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize for those under 18 years old — subsequently renamed the National Malala Peace Prize.Speaking to the media after attending the proceedings, Yousafzai expressed her wish to form her own political party comprising people working for the cause of education, saying “my party will operate in all four provinces.” On Yousafzai’s request, the prime minister directed the authorities to set up an IT campus in the Swat Degree College for Women.

3 January 2012, Malala Yousafzai Government Girls Secondary School.
The Government Girls Secondary School on Mission Road, Swat, was renamed in her honor.

13 January 2012, Tribune Gamechanger.
The Express Tribune named Yousafzai in their list of “Gamechangers 2011″

15 October 2012, Pakistan’s 3rd highest civilian bravery award.
Pakistan’s President Malik said that Yousafzai was a symbol of bravery and will be honored with the Sitara-e-Shujaat award.


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