SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

WASHINGTON

Top Hollywood stars joined people from around the world congratulating Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan’s teenage campaigner for girls’ right to education.

Twilight star Ashley Greene also shared in the celebration by tweeting, “Much deserved. Congrats Malala for winning the Nobel Peace Prize!”

Reese Witherspoon said, “A huge heartfelt congrats to Malala on winning the Nobel Peace !!! At 17 years old, you awe and inspire so many children and adults with your strength, hard work and powerful message.

It’s equally inspiring to see, on days like today, how people around the world are actively supporting and pushing you closer towards your goals - of getting children everywhere to get to go to school, of women’s equal rights, of spreading messages of hope and non-violence, and so much more.”

Jane Fonda, Emma Watson and Alicia Keys also heaped praise on Malala for her courageous struggle for women’s rights.