Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Malala Yousafzai Marks Her First Lecture at Oxford with Touching Tweet

Malala Yousafzai Marks Her First Lecture at Oxford with Touching Tweet

Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai has attended her first lecture at the University of Oxford five years after she was shot by the Taliban for going to school.

On her twitter account, Malala posted a picture of three philosophy books which received over 300,000 likes and over 100,000 retweets within hours, the caption read: "Five years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls' education. Ik (I know) you miss me but i am coming to oxford in 2years".

The Nobel Peace Prize recipient now has the opportunity to pursue higher education herself at Oxford University, where she'll study philosophy, politics and economics.

In what was kind of a humorous and sweet exchange, her younger brother Khushal replied to the tweet, apologizing for being a headache for the last five years.

Ms Yousafzai narrowly avoided death in 2012 after being shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban for her outspoken campaigning over girls' rights to an education.

"The power of education frightens them". She almost died, but survived and underwent extensive reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation in Britain.

Ms Yousafzai later enrolled in a school in Birmingham where she excelled academically in British school exams.

And she still campaigns for education rights, only this time she has a Nobel peace prize to her name.

Now based in Britain, she is unable to return to her homeland because of Taliban threats to kill her and her family members.

She became the face of the struggle millions of girls and women face around the world in trying to get an education without fear from those who want to deny them that for religious, political or cultural reasons.

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