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(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), met with Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund, to discuss foreign aid for girls’ education. Malala Yousafzai is a global women’s education activist who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 because of her activism against a Taliban law that banned girls from attending school. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, becoming the youngest Nobel Laureate in history.
“Malala’s dedication to girls’ education continues to be an inspiration to the world. It was a pleasure to meet and thank her for her important work,” said Shaheen. “Girls’ education is directly related to healthy communities, successful economies and secure nations. It is critical that the United States works to ensure every girl around the globe is given the opportunity to reach her full potential.”