THE HAGUE: Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by a Taliban militant last October after campaigning for girls’ rights to education, has won the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize, KidsRights announced on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old Pakistani will receive the award from 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner and women’s rights campaigner Tawakkol Karman at a glittering ceremony in The Hague on September 6, the Amsterdam-based organisation said.
Malala “risked her life in the fight for access to education for girls all over the world,” KidsRights said in a statement.
“By awarding the 2013 International Children’s Peace Prize ... KidsRights shines the spotlight on a brave and talented child who has demonstrated special dedication to children’s rights,” it added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2013.
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