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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win 2014 Nobel peace prize

October 11, 2014

Pakistani teenager and Indian children’s rights activist beat Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the Pope and Vladimir Putin to the prestigious prize.

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize.

Malala won along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.

The two were named winner of the £690,000 (8m kronor or $1.11m) prize by the chairman of the Nobel committee – Norway’s former prime minister Thorbjoern Jagland – on Friday morning.

Speaking after finishing the school day at Edgbaston High School for Girls, in Birmingham, Malala said: “My message to children all around the world is that they should stand up for their rights.”

She added: “I felt more powerful and more courageous because this award is not just a piece of metal or a medal you wear or an award you keep in your room.

“This is encouragement for me to go forward.”

Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.

Read more at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/wins-nobel-peace-prize-2014

YouTube video of the announcement of the winner.

YouTube video euronews (in English)

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize Speech

YouTube video Beyoncé

It’s a great recognition for millions of children: Kailash Satyarthi to NDTV

YouTube video NDTV

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