16-year-old Pakistani girl wins Children’s Peace Prize

Malala, 16, is “a brave and talented child who has demonstrated special dedication to children’s rights,” the Dutch children’s rights organization KidsRights said.

PAKISTANI teenager Malala Yousafzai, who “risked her life in the fight for access to education for girls”, has been named winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Starting at age 11, Malala started to write a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about how she felt about being denied access to school.

Her activism made her a potential target. She was shot in the head by Taliban agents in October and was eventually flown to Britain for treatment, where she currently lives.

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman, co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will present the 100,000 euro ($149,175) award on September 6 at a ceremony in The Hague.

The funds will be used for projects aimed at improving access to education for girls in Pakistan.

Malala has also been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize

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