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Malala Yousafzai speaks at World Bank in DC

4:32 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan is in DC speaking before an audience at the World Bank about her passionate fight for girls' education.

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls.

Friday, Malala answered questions from World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and audience members. She talked about her experience, her relationship with her family and more.

Earlier Friday, some people were surprised that Malala was beaten out for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize by chemical weapons watchdog group, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The group is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons.

Yousafzai released a statement following the Nobel Peace Prize announcement:

"The OPCW is an important organization working on the ground to help rid the world of chemical weapons. I would like to congratulate them on this much-deserved global recognition. I would also like to thank the people and media in Pakistan, and those from all over the world, for their support, kindness and prayers. I will continue to fight for the education for every child, and I hope people will continue to support me in my cause."


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