The city government of Rome has conferred a peace and humanitarian action award upon child activist Malala Yousafzai, a press release said on Saturday.
Last month, Malala was also honoured with honorary citizenship of Rome (Sittadino Romano) and the Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy Tehmina Janjua received the document on her behalf, the press release said.
Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno gave the 2012 edition of the Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action to Ziauddin Yousafazai on behalf of his daughter at a ceremony on December 20, it said.
“We love Malala for her great cause and fight for the rights female education. She is no more an individual, we are all with her.” Angela Stiena, a human rights activist in Italy told The Express Tribune via telephone.
The Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action is given to persons or organisations, Italian or foreign for promoting human rights, speaking out against violence and promoting peace.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2012.