The name Malala Yousafzai may not be of the household variety but it should and, if there is justice in this world, it is only a matter of time before it is singing her praises.

The educational activist has today become the youngest person to win a Nobel prize for her struggles for equal rights in her homeland of Pakistan — a struggle that is not lost on Reese Witherspoon and her daughter, Ava.

“Not only is she this incredible young woman doing amazing things to get educational opportunities for women throughout the world,”; Witherspoon told ET Canada at Variety“s Power of Women event, “but she’s also the youngest person at 17 years old to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize.”;

Malala’s impact on women around the world cannot be understated, and Reese has her daughter to thank for bringing the Nobel Prize winner’s efforts to her attention. “My daughter’s the one who introduced me to Malala, her book. And I woke up Ava this morning and told her she had won, and she was like, “OMG, that’s amazing!'”;