Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University this weekend.
The young activist survived an assassination attempt by Taliban soldiers and went on to become the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. At 22, she has finished her final exams and earned her degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.
Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford. I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep. 😴 pic.twitter.com/AUxN55cUAf
— Malala (@Malala) June 19, 2020
Her family has since relocated to England.
The pictures she tweeted above are of her and her family around a graduation cake. The other picture is after a “trashing.” This is an Oxford tradition in which a graduate is covered in food and confetti in celebration of completing their degree.
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— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) May 14, 2020
During her second year at Oxford, she wrote for British Vogue magazine:
“I know how lucky I am to have access to an incredible education, lectures, art, sport, and new perspectives. At 11 years old, I woke up one morning and could not go to school because the Taliban had banned girls’ education in Swat, the region of Pakistan where I was born. I am so pleased that I spoke out and for my years of campaigning that have followed. Now 21, I am able to study at a prestigious university—but I want to live in a world where every girl is able to weigh her future career options in the way I hope to when I graduate.”
She also spoke to Vogue last year about the rise of teenage activism. She expressed excitement at meeting other young activists like Emma Gonzalez and Greta Thunberg.
Keeping Oxford exam traditions alive at home!
What’s your quarantine style? pic.twitter.com/omcntZfolQ
— Malala (@Malala) May 25, 2020
This week Yousafzai becomes one of many great Oxford graduates. She received congratulations from many celebrities on Twitter.
Featured image: Twitter