The 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is certainly wise beyond her years, and global leaders would do well to heed her latest piece of advice.
The United Nations' decision -- under pressure from the U.S. government -- to remove Israel from its list of children's rights violators should not blind us from the truth: Israeli forces killed hundreds of Palestinian children last summer, and its continued occupation of Palestine undermines children's basic human rights.
Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi said they'll use the award to try to bring their opposed countries together. And they'll start by inviting their respective prime ministers to the award ceremony.
Girls all over the world are being deprived of their childhoods by being forced into early marriages. New research by human rights group Breakthrough shows as many as 25,000 girls are wed in India, many times by fathers who think they're protecting their children from harm.
In the U.K. this summer, airport security machines are detecting a different kind of danger, but these alarms are being intentionally triggered as young girls who suspect they are being taken abroad for a forced marriage place metal spoons in their underwear to alert authorities. The idea was spread by a charity called Karma Nirvana, which serves as a helpline for girls who have been ordered to wed against their wishes.