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Malala Yousafzai honoured by Harvard University

IANS  |  Washington 

Nobel Prize laureate has been honoured by for her global work promoting girls

The 21-year-old received the 2018 Gleitsman Award on Thursday from the at for her global movement to equip girls with 12 years of free, quality and safe

The award was presented to Malala at a public ceremony at Harvard Kennedy School, TV Network reported.

In 2014, Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts for children's rights. On October 2012, she was shot in the head at point-blank range by gunmen as she was returning from her school in Pakistan's

Yousafzai is now a student at in England.

The Gleitsman Award provides $125,000 for that has improved quality of life around the world.

Earlier, David Gergen, at and of the said: "Malala speaks powerfully to the strength and perseverance of women and girls who are oppressed."

"Her remarkable story has inspired girls - and boys as well - to follow in her footsteps and has activated a generation of practitioners and legislators who are fighting for equality in their own communities," he said.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:24 IST