Climate change activist Greta Thunberg meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai


The two met to discuss their activism at Britain's University of Oxford

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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai at University of Oxford.
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 Greta sitting on a bench with their arms around each other, with a caption “Thank you, @gretathunberg” and a heart emoji.
Greta, 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.
Greta 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.
Greta 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. Greta also talked to some of the students about climate change and protest.
The college’s master, Alan Rusbridger, posted a photo of Greta on his own Instagram and Twitter, saying that he was honoured to host her 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.”