Malala Yousafzai ‘honoured’ by new portrait at UK’s National Portrait Gallery

In 2014, the activist and writer became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Now she is being further honoured, with her portrait joining those of Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela in London’s famous gallery.



“I am honoured to have my portrait included in the National Portrait Gallery alongside some of Britain’s most influential writers, artists and leaders,” Ms Yousafzai said at the unveiling this weekend.

“I hope it will remind visitors that girls everywhere are fighting for change in their communities and countries — their stories must also be heard.”

“I knew of Malala as an extraordinary young woman who had marvelled the world by her victory over death; her fierce fight for women’s education and for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, all before she turned 20 years old,” said Ms Neshat.

Το 2014, η ακτιβίστρια και συγγραφέας έγινε η νεότερη αποδέκτης του βραβείου Νόμπελ Ειρήνης.

Τώρα, τιμάται, με το πορτραίτο της να ενώνει αυτά της Βασίλισσας Ελισάβετ Β ‘ και Νέλσον Μαντέλα στη διάσημη γκαλερί του Λονδίνου.

“Είμαι τιμή μου να συμπεριληφθεί  το πορτρέτο μου στην Εθνική Πινακοθήκη, μαζί με μερικούς από τους σημαντικότερους συγγραφείς, καλλιτέχνες και ηγέτες της Βρετανίας”, δήλωσε η κ. Yousafzai.

«Ελπίζω ότι θα υπενθυμίσει στους επισκέπτες ότι τα κορίτσια παντού αγωνίζονται για αλλαγή στις κοινότητές τους και στις χώρες τους – οι ιστορίες τους πρέπει επίσης να ακουστούν».


5 comments on “Malala Yousafzai ‘honoured’ by new portrait at UK’s National Portrait Gallery

    • I admire her love for learning and her dedication to educating other women. She is a wonderful public speaker. When she speaks, she is articulate and has strong conviction––her intelligence and passion are evident and veritable. She always has something meaningful to say!!!

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    • I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.

      Malala Yousafzai


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