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Malala Yousafzai Given Honorary Canadian Citizenship

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has received honorary citizenship in Canada and become the youngest person to address the country's Parliament.

Associated Press

Updated:April 12, 2017, 11:10 PM IST
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Malala Yousafzai Given Honorary Canadian Citizenship
Malala Yousafzai stands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and her parents after arriving on Parliament Hill for her Honorary Canadian Citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Photo: AP)
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Ottawa, Ontario: Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has received honorary citizenship in Canada and become the youngest person to address the country's Parliament.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented her with a framed certificate of citizenship on Wednesday. She's only the sixth person to receive the honor and the youngest ever.

The 19-year-old Pakistani activist was 15 when she shot in the head by Taliban militants while returning from school. She was targeted for advocating women's education.

She won world acclaim for her campaign and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Yousafzai was originally scheduled to receive her honorary citizenship in 2014 but the Canadian Parliament was stormed by an armed terrorist that day.

Yousafzai says that man called himself a Muslim but did not share her faith.



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