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Malala nominated for 'Children's Nobel'

Published on Feb 6, 2014 4:40 AM
 
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai addressing the European Parliament assembly after receiving the EU's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize in recognition of her crusade for the right of all children, girls and boys, to an education on Nov 20, 2013. Ms Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban, was nominated for the World Children's Prize in Sweden on Wednesday for championing education rights for girls. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban, was nominated for the World Children's Prize in Sweden on Wednesday for championing education rights for girls.

"She is a child herself and she stands up for girls' rights to education in Pakistan, but also in the world as a whole," Liv Kjellberg, 15, a member of the international prize jury told AFP.

Malala was nominated last year for the Nobel Peace Prize and won the European Union's Sakharov human rights prize for her crusade for the right of all children to an education.

The 16-year-old, who now lives in Britain following extensive medical treatment, was shot by a Taleban gunman in 2012 over her outspoken views on education in her home region in northwest Pakistan.

 
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