Malala named Harvard's humanitarian of the year

Malala Yousafzai pictured with the President of Harvard University Drew Faust Credit: Twitter/Harvard University

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education, has been honoured as top US university Harvard's humanitarian of the year.

Malala attended the university to accept her award and spoke about the struggle for girl's education in her home country and her hope to become a politician in the future.