Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. She is from Pakistan and she campaigns for the rights of girls to get an education. In this short video you can hear Malala speaking after receiving the prize.   

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Are you a fan of Malala? Do you think she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?

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utblinlid 13 March, 2017 - 17:04

I am a fan of Malala!! Of course. She is so brave and kind. I love her so much. She deservs that prize because she cares about the other people.

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Amehsiri 23 November, 2015 - 16:21

I have followed Malala since her accident when I was in sixth grade and she is definitely one of my role models, and I would absolutely call myself a fan of hers. The way she fights for her believes is truly inspiring and how she never gives up. Courage goes to another level when you speak of Malala because after all she's been through she never backs down but rather go harder. We teenagers need a person in our own age fighting for human rights to prove that wee as well can make a difference but also to egg others on to never step down from our believes until they become reality. Malala is everything I aspire to be and she is more than worthy of the peace award because what she's accomplished is remarkable.

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A_Tree 15 November, 2015 - 16:16

I definitley support Malalas views and her goal of making sure every child can recieve an education, but I'm not too well informed on the exact measurments her campaign is taking in order to achieve this goal, so I can't really say I'm an active fan. I do think she deserves the nobel prize, giving her the award also helps shed light on this rather pressing issue, and will hopefully help towards making this world a better and more fair place.

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00joh03 12 November, 2015 - 10:31

Are you a fan of Malala? Do you think she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?
I don't know to much about Malala other than that she is campaigning for quality education for everyone and that the talibans shot her. I would still consider myself a fan off her because I feel that she is a brave person, especially since she was doing most of her work in Pakistan, which is notoriously controlled by talibans. For her work I think that she deserves a Nobel Prize, especially since she risked her life.

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00kaj03 8 November, 2015 - 22:54

I am most definitely a fan of Malala and I do think that someone as brave and as willing to risk her own life for a cause as important as girls' rights as Malala is should be honoured and awarded. She's been through more than a person should have to, yet she keeps fighting for what she believes in and I think that is truly admirable. To me, she is a true hero.

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Alvv 8 November, 2015 - 20:34

I am a fan of her work, I wouldn't call myself a fan of Malala. since I don't know mch about her. I think what she is doing is great, and she really deserves the nobel prize. Nothing is more important than education, and driving a campaign to get all kids an education is very important for world peace. Ignorance starts fights, ignorance starts wars, ignorance is bad and education makes ignorance disappear, which I believe is very important.

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Smil73 8 November, 2015 - 20:27

I am surely a fan of Malala, and i completely agree with her work and what she stands for. All children should have the right to feel free and not to be oppressed. To go to school and to get an education. She´s such an inspiring person, especially for young people. I think she shows us that even if one is young and may seem non significant, that person can do great things and that we can have, and express our opinions, and also that this can make a large difference to others. I definitely think she deserves the nobel peace prize.

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goppis1337 8 November, 2015 - 19:54

I do not know much about Malala but I have heard of her. Her fight for women's and children's rights is quite fantastic. She has become an icon and I truly admire her for what she has done. But I do not think she deserves a nobel peace prize. I think you have to do a little more than that to deserve a nobel peace prize. But again that is just my opinion.

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icecream1337 8 November, 2015 - 19:51

I am a big fan of Malala. She is fighting for girls rights to go to school and it is really inspiring. Even though she has enemies, she continues to fight and shows that it is worth all the struggle. I think that she is a big role model for a lot of people, also for me. It proves that if you stand up for what you believe in, you can make a difference. She even got shot, but continued to fight for what she believed is right.

For that I believe that she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala is a kind of person we need more of. If more of us started to do something about all the bad things in the world, we could change the world to a place were everyone gets the same opportunities in life. Malala just figured out that something had to be done and did it. And for that I am glad.

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wmandan 8 November, 2015 - 19:39

I admire Malala and her bravery and her passion for childrens rights, so in that sense I am a fan of her. I am not very educated on her message, so therefor I can not say if I agree with everything she says or not. But the little i know about her, I deffenetly agree with.

Because I don't know very much about her, I can't say if she deserves the price or not. I also don't know if there where better candidates for the price than year. I do think it is good that such a young person, as Malala, got the price, because that proves that young people can be serious about a cause too. She is also a Pakistan girl and in her country it is not acceptable for girls/women to take a stand,. This makes her a very good rolemodel for other young people around the world who wants too be heard.

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FeddiH 8 November, 2015 - 18:44

I am very glad that Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize. It really gives her what she deserves. She has fought for and done things that I hope will forever be remembered in history. Everyone should deserve a proper education and we most certainly need more people fighting for these rights! I have not followed her actions a lot, but I would say that I am some sort of a fan of hers. These people should most certainly be embraced!

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Samjo1 8 November, 2015 - 17:56

I am not really a fan of Malala but I don't disagree with her and her opinions. I think she also deserve the nobel price for all her work and her braveness aswell as being role model for young women who want more rights

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agnesn 8 November, 2015 - 17:51

I'm a huge fan of Malala! She's such a brave and strong woman who speaks up for girls in need. I definitely think she will be written about in history books. She inspires people all around the world and I think she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

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pepparkaka 8 November, 2015 - 17:34

I am a really big fan of Malala, I love the work she has done. She's done so much good and there have been so many people trying to stop her, but she just kept fighting. Did you know she was shot in the head at age 14 by someone who didn't approve of her intentions to bring equal rights to ALL human beings? She survived, obviously, and she kept fighting for equality. I look up to her. It's too bad I don't know her personally. I remember in 2012, when she got shot, I didn't know who she was. But I heard on the news about this young girl, just a couple of years older than me, who got shot. She was a girl who, unlike everybody else from where she came from, fought for equal rights. Well, back then I didn't even know what equal rights were. I was twelve, how would I know? But it got me wondering and one year later I saw a poster with a picture of her. The poster said "I am Malala" and it later appeared to me that it was about her book. I bought it and I'm happy I did.

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niastabes 8 November, 2015 - 16:02

I do not consider my self as a fan of Malala even though I think she is fighting for a very good cause. I htink that world need more people like her to make the wolrd change for the better. She deserves the award for what he has done and the award is an approval for her fight

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Pencilandpaper 8 November, 2015 - 15:04

I do not think of people that are following Malala considers themself as fans. I would not at least. I most definitely admire her for her courageous fight for girls right to go to school, but calling myself a fan is like degrading the campain a but. Because, to me, it feels like you put it in a comparison with something like a pop artist. And in my oppinion, what they give to the world is very separate in importance.

Malala really deserved the Nobel prize for peace. I really think, as she said as well, that it is not something she will hang on her wall, but as a inspiration to persuit her campain.

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JoEditor 9 November, 2015 - 08:08

Hi Pencilandpaper,
That's a great comment and you're absolutely right, maybe the question on the page following the video isn't a very good one. I agree with you that you can admire and respect Malala's work but not consider yourself a 'fan'. That's a really good point. I think we were trying to make the question easy to understand for our users and to generate discussion, which we seem to have done. You make an excellent point, though and we will take it into account for future discussion questions. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Lizard20 8 November, 2015 - 14:26

I am not a fan of malala i dont Think she deserves a Peace price just for giving Girls the right to go to school but it is good that she is fighting for their right to go to school. Shes trying to make a change for the better i just dont Think that shes worthy of the nobel Peace price thats all.

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Dugg 8 November, 2015 - 14:19

I am not really a big fan of Malala but i have read her book and i really respect her. And i think she absolutely deserve this noble price and i suppurt her campaign to 100%. She fight for a better world!

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Noh8m8 8 November, 2015 - 13:18

I am indeed a big fan om Malala, I find her and her work for children's and especially girls right to education very inspiring. The world needs more people like her, people with strong will-power and enough courage to fight for important topics. She almost got killed because of her opinions, but that did not stop her from continue the fight. That is incredible, especially at such a young age as hers, and that's why I think she deserves the nobel peace prize.

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plingrid 8 November, 2015 - 11:47

I personally am a big fan of Malala based on my knowledge on her actions. I think she represents and brings up a subject of great worth and importance. She inpires thousands of people across the world every day and continues fighting for what she believes, wich is that every child should have the right and access to quality education. I think she without a doubt deserves this award.

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Wyvern 8 November, 2015 - 11:26

My opinion on Malala is, from what I have heard is that she is a great person who has a vision or dream of something that you are willing to work for. And I admire it. She certainly deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Daffodil4 8 November, 2015 - 10:36

Yes, I am a fan of Malala. Her fight for quality education for every child, and especially education for girls is inspiring! I think it is really courageous of Malala to maintain her opinions, even if she knows that her enemies do not agree with her, and she did not even stop when she got shot. To rise again after you have fallen and to keep fighting for an important issue is not something everyone would do!

Malala therefore deserves the Nobel Peace Prize and it is important to emphasize that even in 2015, not every child in the world goes to school. We have to make it self-evident for everyone that quality education is a human right!

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Avalag 8 November, 2015 - 09:18

Malala is such an amazing speaker and really knows what she is talking about, I am a big fan of what she is doing although I don't really follow her actions like I do with some people I am a fan of. Getting the nobel price probably made her way more respected and you really know how important the things she talks about are.

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I_love_9gag 8 November, 2015 - 08:13

I admire her and her work, but I am not really a fan
I do not know very much about her but I still think that she is a strong.... girl? woman? How old is she?
She has endured a lot and I believe that she deserves the nobel prize. Its amazing that she keeps on fighting for Childs right even though it almost got her killed.

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JoEditor 8 November, 2015 - 13:49

Hi, 
Thanks for youre comment. Malala is 18 now so I think we can call her a woman. If you want to learn more about her have a look at her website: https://www.malala.org/malalas-story  this page will tell you her date of birth and a lot more interesting information.
It's great to see so many of you commenting on this page, I think we will add another video about her soon. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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daisybuchanan 7 November, 2015 - 15:14

I'm a huge fan of Malala's, I definitely think that she deserves the Nobel peace prize. This is because she's done very important and meaningful things for the society. It's impressive and inspiring to see such a young person fight for her (as well as other people's) rights and stand up for her opinions. It gives me hope that maybe I can also do so in my future. She is truly noble for fighting for women's as well as women's rights, and deserves all the respect in the world.
We need more people like Malala in the world, more people that fight for women's and children's rights, and I must say that I think that she sets a great example.

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20David00 7 November, 2015 - 15:09

I am not really a big fan of Malala, but i think she definitely deserves the nobel peace prize because of her campaign for girls education. Malala was shot in the face by a taliban because of her opinion, but that did not stop her from fighting for girls' right to go to school.

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