(GCPEA) – The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) congratulates Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai, and Indian child rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai—the schoolgirl shot by the Pakistani Taliban in October 2012 for defending girls’ right to education—has since become one of the world’s most vocal and passionate champions for education and young women’s empowerment. The Nobel announcement comes two years after the shooting, which failed to silence the teenager and instead amplified her message globally. “Around the world, girls and boys growing up in conflict face similar threats as Malala Yousafzai braved in Pakistan—her courage gives hope to all students fighting for their right to education,” said GCPEA Director Diya Nijhowne. “The selection of Malala for the Nobel award sends the message to young people everywhere that the fight is one they can win.”