Education campaigner Malala gets rights award
LONDON (AP) - The Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taleban assassination attempt has won an award named for a murdered Russian journalist.
Malala Yousafzai, an education activist, was shot as she travelled to school in north-west Pakistan in October 2012. She was declared winner of the Anna Politkovskaya Award on Friday.
The award is given annually by group RAW in WAR to a female human rights defender.
RAW in WAR says 16-year-old Yousafzai was chosen "for her courage to speak out when nobody else dared, for her strength to give a voice to the many women and girls, whose voices cannot be heard, and for her passionate belief in promoting education for girls".