Malala’s bloodstained school uniform goes on display to mark her Nobel Peace Prize
The school uniform that Malala Yousafzai was wearing when she was shot by the Taliban is to go on public display for the first time.
The education campaigner has given the bloodstained clothing – along with family photos of her as a small child – to the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition in Norway.
Malala – who will receive her joint Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow along with children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi – said: “My school uniform is very important to me because when I was going to school I would wear it.
“The day I was attacked I was wearing this uniform. I was fighting for my right to go to school, I was fighting for my right to get education.”
The teenager recorded a personal video message as part of the exhibition titled 2014 – Malala and Kailash at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. You can watch it in the video player below.
Bente Erichsen, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center, said: “Malala’s bloodstained uniform is a strong and heartbreaking symbol of the forces many girls are fighting for the right to go to school.
“The uniform has been kept by the family since the attempted murder in October 2012 and we are grateful that Malala has chosen to show it to the public in our exhibition.”
The display tells the story of the pair's ongoing fight for children’s rights. The exhibition will run from December 12 until the end of the year.
Both Nobel laureates were actively involved in shaping the exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of Malala's youthful courage through photojournalist Lynsey Addario’s pictures of the Taliban’s occupation of the Swat Valley.
Kailash took Lynsey along on raids to liberate child labourers and to various centres where the children are offered a new and better life. In an in-depth video interview with the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, he talks about activism, setbacks and the importance of a secure childhood.