Malala awarded ‘Children’s Nobel’

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Published: Wednesday 29th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Children’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has received the World’s Children’s Prize – from a global vote involving millions of youngsters.

The Sweden-based awards organisation said the 17-year-old Pakistani girl, who began speaking out for the rights of girls at the age of 11 and was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, won the prize for “her courageous and dangerous fight for girls’ right to education”.

The 2014 World’s Children’s honorary awards went to former US Microsoft executive John Wood for promoting children’s reading programmes and to Nepalese social worker Indira Ranamagar for helping prisoners’ children.

The annual prize, worth 50,000 US dollars (£31,000), is given for work towards “a more humane world in support of the rights of the child”. The honorary awards are worth 25,000 dollars (£15,500) each.

Published: Wednesday 29th October 2014 by The News Editor

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