Thursday, October 10, 2013

Malala wins freedom of thought prize

Malala wins Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

From Carol Jordan, CNN

October 10, 2013 — Updated 0944 GMT (1744 HKT)

London (CNN) — Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai has won the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize, which honors freedom of thought.

Parliament President Martin Schulz called the 16-year-old a “brave advocate for education” who “reminds us of our duty toward children and especially girls.”

The prize is worth about $67,000.

Malala was riding the bus home from school a year ago when a Taliban gunman climbed aboard and shot her in the head. She nearly died.

Since then, Malala recovered and has become a global activist for girls’ education.

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