Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are the winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize!

It’s a well deserved recognition for two child rights activists–one of whom is still a child. The fact that the Nobel committee decided to reach across a highly militarized border to show the common humanity of two exemplar citizens was an equally inspired choice.

Malala Yousafzai is one of the single most brave and articulate human beings in the planet. On June 12, 2013–her 16th birthday–she made her first public appearance since being shot one year earlier. The occasion was the launch of a new UN Global Eduction initiative. The speech she delivered was arguably one of the most powerful speeches ever spoken on the grounds of the United Nations in its 69 year history. It’s 19 minutes long. I promise you will get chills–and inspiration.  


 

 

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