Current Affairs Global - 30 June 2014

1. Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for endorsing Women education in Swat Valley of Pakistan, has won the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia. The medal has been awarded annually since 1989, when Polish Solidarity founder Lech Walesa received it first. Since then, recipients of this award included Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


She was just 15 when she was shot in the head while returning from school in Pakistan, in October 2012. She had angered the fundamentalist Muslim group by writing about life under the Taliban for the BBC, and arguing that girls should be allowed to pursue an education.