Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez Honors Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan

Oct 11, 2013, 09:21 ET from Girl Scouts of the USA

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Girl Scouts of the USA congratulates sixteen year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban after daring to speak out for the education of girls, for being the first girl to ever be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize," said Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. "We recognize Malala as an Honorary Girl Scout, as she has made the world a better place through her remarkable courage, confidence, and character. Today not only marks an historic milestone for girls in the world, it is also International Day of the Girl, and regardless of the ultimate decision of the Nobel Committee, Malala has changed lives and opened eyes across the globe."

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