Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

This Friday brought a big news for both India and Pakistan. No, it’s not about more firing at the LoC but its related to peace. This year, Pakistan and India both share the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize is being shared between Kailash Sathyarthi, who belongs to India and is a children’s right activists and Malala Yosufzai who is the youngest owner of the Nobel Prize for peace.

The committee honored them “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” according to a Friday press release from the committee. “It is a prerequisite for peaceful global development that the rights of children and young people be respected,” the committee said. “In conflict-ridden areas in particular, the violation of children leads to the continuation of violence from generation to generation.”

“Showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi’s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain,” the committee said. Whereas for Malala Yosufzai the committee said, “Despite her youth, has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances.  Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education.”

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