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Greta meets role model Malala; Nobel winner says climate activist is the only friend she'd skip school for

The two young activists met the University of Oxford.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 05.02 PM IST
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​The pair met to discuss their activism at Lady Margaret Hall, Malala's Oxford college.​
The pair met to discuss their activism at Lady Margaret Hall, Malala's Oxford college.
LONDON: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg met Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai at Britain's University of Oxford on Tuesday and posed for a photo together.

Yousafzai, widely known by her first name, Malala, is a student at the University of Oxford. The 22-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of herself and Thunberg sitting on a bench with their arms around each other, with a caption "Thank you, @gretathunberg" and a heart emoji.

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Thank you, @gretathunberg. ❤️

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Thunberg, 17, is in the United Kingdom to join a school strike in Bristol on Friday.

Both women shot to worldwide fame after standing up for major global issues: climate change and women's education.

Thunberg became a household name after skipping school in Sweden to protest against climate change, while Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls to be allowed to go to school.

In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education. She became a global symbol of the resilience of women in the face of oppression.

Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020.

The pair met to discuss their activism at Lady Margaret Hall, Malala's Oxford college. Thunberg also talked to some of the students about climate change and protest.

The college's master, Alan Rusbridger, posted a photo of Thunberg on his own Instagram and Twitter, saying that he was honoured to host Thunberg and grateful that she found time to talk to the students.


Malala also posted the photo on Twitter and commented: "She's the only friend I'd skip school for."



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Did you know that July 12 was declared Malala Day by the UN when she delivered an impassioned speech at the tender age of 15 in the UN headquarters, on July 12, 2013. The young activist's speech was so powerful and captivating, that she received a standing ovation from all the delegates. July 12 is also the birthday of Malala Yousafzai. As she turns 22 today, here's a look at what makes her a worldwide phenomenon. (Image: Facebook/Malala Fund)
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