Malala Yousafzai visits Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers about girls' education


Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai, visited Capitol Hill on Monday to push for the advancement of female education and shared photos and details about her trip on Twitter on Tuesday.

Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history, first met with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., where she said she pushed “to keep $800 [million] in the current U.S. budget for ed[ucation].”

Yousafzai, who has been designated a U.N. “messenger of peace,” also stopped by Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., office to thank him for his support, sat down with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to discuss their focus on educating adolescent girls, and wrapped up by meeting Reps. Hal Rogers and Nita Lowey who said they would be “as helpful as they can be” in working towards advancing girls’ education.

The renowned advocate for girls’ education famously survived a Taliban bullet to head at age 15 after speaking up for the right for girls to be educated and attending classes.



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