Malala figures among WP’s 15 top women

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Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for speaking out in support of the girls right to education, was on Sunday named by the Washington Post, the leading American newspaper, among the 15 “Women who made a difference in 2013.”

“From the mighty to the humble, these women made a mark on the world this year,” according to Post’s “She the People” blog, that referred to Malala and 14 other distinguished women from various walks of life.

The Post’s citation said, “As she recovered last year, she collected awards from the United Nations and the European Union (and was mentioned as a possible Nobel Peace Prize winner).

“Everywhere she went, from Harvard to the World Bank, her poise and unrelenting passion impressed.“ The citation was placed under Malala’s photograph with US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and their 15-year-old daughter, Malia, when she visited them at the White House in October.

Source: The Nation.