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The News Minute | October 22, 2014 | 10:29 am IST

Washington: Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, has been awarded the US Liberty Medal, media reports said.

The child rights activist has pledged her $100,000 award to education in Pakistan, Geo TV reported.

The Liberty Medal is given annually to men and women of courage and conviction.

She won the prize for her "courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for serving as a powerful voice for those who have been denied their basic human rights and liberties", said the National Constitution Centre (NCC), US.

Malala, who currently lives in Britain, rose to prominence in Pakistan by campaigning for girls' right to education.

In October 2012, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman.

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