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LOOK: Malala Yousafzai finishes degree at Oxford University

/ 05:26 PM June 19, 2020
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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai recently finished her philosophy, politics and economics degree at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

The 22-year-old Yousafzai expressed her joy and gratitude after finishing her undergraduate studies, on her Instagram post today, June 19. Yousafzai, who is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that she did not know “what’s ahead” of her in the future.

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“For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep,” she said.

Yousafzai appeared to be covered in cake frosting after her graduation celebration with her family.

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Much like her fellow fresh graduates, Yousafzai declared that she is “currently unemployed” and “[needs] new shows to watch,” as seen on her Instagram Stories.

Malala Yousafzai

Image: screengrab from Malala Yousafzai’ Instagram Stories

Yousafzai gained international recognition for taking up the cause of women’s and children’s rights to education. The young activist was shot in the head by the Taliban during a protest and survived. She then wrote a highly acclaimed autobiography titled “I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban.”

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At the age of 17, Yousafzai became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She and Indian rights activist Kailash Satyarthi were co-recipients of the accolade. The Pakistani activist is also the co-founder of the non-profit organization Malala Fund, with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai. The organization helps young women gain access to education.  /ra

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