Teenage icon: Rome again honours Malala, father collects reward

The Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action goes to young activist.

Fazal Khaliq December 30, 2012
Malala’s father is a former teacher and headmaster. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE


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.

Angela Stiena

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.



abdul waheed zafar rana | 10 years ago | Reply

i wish her early health so that she continues her education and noble work. Maay Allah save her from all evils and give her long life and health and many more successes.

yousaf | 10 years ago | Reply

@Liaqat Yousufzai:::Since the tragic death of ARFA KAREEM last January and the shooting incident of MALALA I have had to read and listen some such disgusting and irresponsible comments,by the ignorants of the plight of these girls that I decided just to keep shut because I felt that there was no good to be had in argument with these nuts.But as you have spoken the same thing I wanted to point out I may add that these two girls had/have nothing to loose rather they could be presented as role models for the 49+million children of their age.So as to be encouraged to get educated for a better future,for them and for their country as a whole.What is more tragic is the fact that these girls are being recocgnised as icons all over the world,except in the country they wanted or want to serve

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