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Malala Yousafzai Speaks to Sold-Out Crowd in Omaha: "Education Is Something Worth Fighting For"

Malala Yousafzai Speaks to Sold-Out Crowd in Omaha: "Education Is Something Worth Fighting For"

CenturyLink Center was packed on Monday with about 3,500 people in attendance to see Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai speak.

During Yousafzai's speech, she mentioned that there are more than 250 million children out of school currently and that education is a worthwhile fight. She expressed how crucial it is for girls to receive the years of quality education they deserve.

In 2009, the Taliban targeted Yousafzai because of her advocacy for girls' education. She was shot in the head but survived and continued to spread her message of empowerment.

"Never believe you can't do something because you are a girl," she said. "If there is a challenge in your life, don't think you shouldn't go forward, take it as a challenge and have the strength and courage to go forward and achieve."

Watch her speech below:

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