Portrait of Malala Yousafzai to fetch £48,000 at auction

A portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for courageously campaigning for girls’ education, is to be offered at auction by Christie's.

Malala and Artist Jonathan Yeo. Credit: Christie's

Artist Jonathan Yeo has offered the painting, expected to fetch $60,000-80,000 (£36,000 - £48,000), to benefit the Malala Fund, a charity set up by Malala to support the fight for girls’ right to education.

Malala was called the "Bravest Girl in the World" by President Barack Obama and was recently awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for her inspirational work and courage.