The Noble Peace Prize Exhibition will open this Thursday, and 2014 laureate Malala Yousafzai, will be donating her the school uniform she was wearing the day she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman.
Her family kept the bloodstained clothing as a reminder of the day back in October 2012, when she almost lost her life.
The uniform is a stark reminder of the horrors that transpire in other parts of the world that are still rooted in archaic practices. It serves as Yousafzai’s victory badge as she continues the fight to ensure that young girls in her region have access to quality education.
She explains her reasoning behind offering up her uniform to the exhibit:
“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 an education. Wearing a uniform made me feel that yes, I am a student, I am doing it, practically. It is an important part of my life, now I want to show it to children, to people all around the world. This is my right, it is the right of every child, to go to school. This should not be neglected.”