Malala steals the show at US Glamour awards

Malala Yousafzai speaks after receiving her award during the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year. Credit: Reuters

Despite the appearance of flamboyant pop stars, a veteran singer and a former secretary of state, Malala Yousafzai drew the greatest cheers and adulation at the US Glamour Women of the Year awards in New York last night.

The 16-year-old Pakistani education activist, who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago, told the crowd that the pen was much mightier than the gun.

Also appearing at the evening was former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who, along with retired astronaut husband Mark Kelly, won the Couple of the Year award for their work on gun safety, while singer Barbara Streisand accepted the Lifetime Achievement award.