Watch Malala Yousafzai Talk About Education, Her Nobel Peace Prize, and School Tests

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Human-rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai already has a memoir and a foundation to her name, but she’s still a student taking her year-end exams — and wants other girls to be able to take those exams, too. The 17-year-old sat down with Jon Stewart and talked about where she saw the state of humanity, the new documentary, and how she’s continuing to fight for the right to an education for girls around the world. And even though Stewart had declared “no jokes” in his opening monologue about the shooting in South Carolina that left nine dead, Malala cracked one at Stewart’s expense, comparing her home of the Swat Valley to New Jersey. It was a brief moment of levity after a day so filled with tragedy.