Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai now graduates from Oxford University

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who survived an attack in 2012 from a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan while returning home from school,  has graduated from Oxford University with a philosophy, politics and economics degree

Nov 28, 2021
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who survived an attack in 2012 from a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan while returning home from school,  has graduated from Oxford University with a philosophy, politics and economics degree. The 24-year-old shared pictures of herself in a cap and gown with the caption: "Some Latin was said and apparently I have a degree." She was photographed on campus next to her friends and new husband Asser Malik.

She had finished her course a year and a half ago but the university had postponed her graduation ceremony due to the pandemic.

Malik celebrated his wife's achievement by sharing two pictures - one of him and Malala and the other with their family. "The place we first met felt a little more special on Malala's graduation day," he wrote on Twitter.

The couple got married earlier this month in a small ceremony in Birmingham.

Malala was 15 when she survived an attack from a Taliban gunman, who shot her in the head, neck and shoulder while she was on her way home from school in Pakistan's Swat Valley. She was targeted after speaking up for the right of girls to be educated.

The activist travelled to Birmingham for medical treatment. In 2014, she became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize and later went on to study at Oxford University.

In recent times Malala has called for better support for Afghan refugees, signed a contract with Apple TV+ to produce documentaries and appeared on the cover of British Vogue, all while continuing her work to improve girls' access to education in her native Pakistan and elsewhere (SAM). 

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