Malala and Kailash Satyarthi wins Nobel Peace Prize 2014

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Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their “struggle for education and against extremism.”

Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban after campaigning for girls’ education, were awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

A schoolgirl activist, Ms. Yousafzai rose to prominence in 2009 when she started writing an online diary about her experience living under the Taliban in the northern Swat Valley in Pakistan.

She criticized restrictions on education for girls and became a campaigner for women’s rights and education, drawing the eye of the Pakistani Taliban. On Oct. 9, 2012, when she was on her way home from school, two gunmen stopped Ms. Yousafzai’s school van and shot her in the head.

Fifteen years old at the time, she survived and undeterred by the attack has continued to campaign around the world to raise awareness about education.

Both Yousafzai and Satyarthi were lauded “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” according to the Nobel Committee’s statement. Though it may not have been intentional, the joint award evokes certain symmetry: Yousufzai, who has since moved to England to continue her education in a safer environment, is at the beginning of a life she has repeatedly said will be spent furthering her cause. Satyarthi is looking back on a career studded with achievements and dedicated to protecting children from exploitation. His work on developing international conventions for children’s rights is what enabled Yousufzai to launch her own campaign, first in her native Pakistan, and then around the world.

The 60-year-old Mr. Satyarthi has for decades been a leading voice in the fight against child trafficking and forced labor in India. His organization, Save the Childhood Movement, says it has rescued 83,000 Indian children from servitude in India since 1981.

     

 

Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi waves to the media at his office in New Delhi October 10, 2014. Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. Reuters/Adnan Abidi
Indian children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi waves to the media at his office in New Delhi October 10, 2014. Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, and Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. RushHourDaily/Adnan Abidi

 

 

File photo of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai posing for pictures during a photo opportunity at the United Nations in the Manhattan borough of New York August 18, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri/FIle
File photo of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai posing for pictures during a photo opportunity at the United Nations in the Manhattan borough of New York August 18, 2014. RushHourDaily/Carlo Allegri/FIle
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