SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – CTV News/TORONTO – Malala Yousafzai, co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, is in Toronto to formally receive her honorary Canadian citizenship later Wednesday.
The 17-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head by the Taliban two years ago while campaigning for the right of girls to get an education.
Malala will attend a government-hosted event at a Toronto school this afternoon, then receive her honorary citizenship from Prime Minister Harper at a downtown hotel.
She will be just the sixth person to be so honoured, joining Raoul Wallenberg, Nelson Mandella, Aga Kahn, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Malala was in Philadelphia yesterday to receive an award (Liberty medal) for for her efforts to promote girls’ education.
In accepting the award, Malala implored world leaders to spend money on education, not wars, and to solve their differences with words.
Malala shared the Nobel Peace prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist from India.
Source: CTV News