Child Advocates Win Nobel Peace Prize

Joint Winners – Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

MalalaPakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai was the other winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace prize. At 17 years old she is the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She has campaigned for the right to education for all children, especially girls since she was 11 years old.  As a result of her campaigning she was shot by the Taliban but this has not deterred her from speaking out.

Indian children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi has been named as a joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.  Mr. Satyarthi, 60, a veteran, soft-spoken activist based in New Delhi has contributed to the development of important international conventions on children’s rights, succeeded in freeing tens of thousands of child workers forced into bonded labour or slavery, promoted ethical employment practices among global companies and given those freed children new employment and educational options.

ACRATH congratulates the 2014 Nobel Peace Recipients.  Their courage and determination are an inspiration to all who work to promote the rights of children, especially those who are vulnerable and exploited.  Read more…

(Photo:  R. Raveendran/E.Wole / AFP)

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