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14-year-old girl wins Pakistan's first peace prize
November 24, 2011|By Nasir Habib, CNN
A female teacher gives a lesson at a girl's school in the main town of Swat valley, Pakistan on August 1, 2009.
An eighth-grade girl was awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize Thursday for her online diary reporting on the Taliban's ban on education for girls.
Malala Yousufzai, a resident of Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan -- one of the most conservative regions of the country -- wrote about her frustration with the Taliban's restrictions on female education in her town.
Using the Internet, she reached out to the outside world, taking a stand by writing about her daily battle with extremist militants who used fear and intimidation to force girls to stay at home.