Malala Yousafzai's blood-stained school uniform goes on display at Nobel Prize exhibit

She survived the attempted murder, staged merely to stop her attending her local school in northwest Pakistan where girls are banned from education

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The Nobel Peace Center is set to open its tenth annual event with a somewhat macabre twist on Thursday.

The exhibition will display the blood-stained uniform of Malala Yousafzai – the 2014 recipient who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman.

She survived the attempted murder, staged merely to stop her attending her local school in northwest Pakistan, where girls are banned from education.

“My school uniform is very important to me because when I was going to school I would wear it,” she said of her decision to include the item in the exhibition. “The day I was attacked I was wearing this uniform. I was fighting for my right to go to school, I was fighting for my right to get education.

“Wearing a uniform made me feel that yes, I am a student, I am doing it, practically. It is an important part of my life, now I want to show it to children, to people all around the world.

“This is my right, it is the right of every child, to go to school. This should not be neglected.”

Her advocacy for female education has since grown into an international movement, that led to her being recognised as the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner at just 17.

Wednesday 10 December will mark the 50th anniversary of black civil rights leader Martin Luther King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and the 25th anniversary of the Dalai Lama receiving the same honour.

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