Danica Kirka, Associated Press Published 7:40 p.m. ET June 19, 2020 CLOSE Ziauddin Yousafzai’s fight for girls’ education began when he opened a school so Malala could get an education, but he was just getting started. LONDON — Mission accomplished.Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for daring to seek an education, has completed her degree at Oxford University eight years after she nearly died.The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, now 22, posted images on Twitter of her celebration early Friday upon completing a degree in philosophy, politics and economics.The human rights campaigner is covered in confetti in one image, and surrounded by her family in another.”Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford,” she tweeted. “I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep.”Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford. I don’t know what’s ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep. 😴 pic.twitter.com/AUxN55cUAf— Malala (@Malala) June 19, 2020The milestone was hard earned for the youngest-ever Peace Prize winner, bestowed when she was 17.Malala was targeted by the Taliban for her relentless objections to the group’s regressive interpretation of Islam that limits girls’ access to education. She was shot in the head while riding a bus returning home from school in Pakistan’s scenic Swat Valley in 2012.She was taken to the English city of Birmingham for medical treatment and her family eventually joined her. She went back to school in Britain as soon as she could, but kept campaigning for the right to an education for others. In August 2017, she was accepted as a student at one of Oxford’s colleges, Lady Margaret Hall.Malala’s Twitter
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