By Libby Leffler, Strategic Partnerships, Influencers & Causes
On Friday, Oct. 10 2014, Malala Yousefzai became a Nobel laureate and the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Malala took to the official Malala Fund Facebook Page to share her reaction to winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling the award a great honor and “encouragement for me to go forward and believe in myself.” She shared her remarks in English, Pashto-language and Urdu-language through videos posted to the Malala Fund Page.
In the first 24 hours, more than one million people viewed Malala’s live remarks on Facebook.
Public figures, world leaders, celebrities and people from around the world used Facebook to reflect, celebrate and congratulate Malala on her extraordinary achievement. In all, 11 million people generated 17 million posts, likes and comments about Malala from October 10 to October 12.