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The Foreigner 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. The Laureates were awarded the prestigious prize and NOK 1m for their commitment in advocating for children’s rights. Former Norwegian Prime Minister and current Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland announced the winners from the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Friday. “The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” a press release from The Norwegian Nobel Committee reads.

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai

Published on Friday, 10th October, 2014 at 13:28 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last Updated on 17th October 2014 at 16:45.

The Laureates were awarded the prestigious prize and NOK 1m for their commitment in advocating for children’s rights.



Former Norwegian Prime Minister and current Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland announced the winners from the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Friday.

“The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” a press release from The Norwegian Nobel Committee reads.

Indian Kailash Satyarthi is a children’s rights activist. He is also the president of Global Campaign for Education.

The 60-year-old has worked the entirety of his adult life to save children from slave-like conditions.

Norway’s Parliamentary President Olemic Thommessen congratulated Kailash Satyarthi and Yousafzai Malala on being awarded the prize.

“This year's Nobel Peace Prize sends a clear message to the international community that education is a vital key in the fight against poverty and an important preventive agent in the fight against extremism. It is also a powerful signal that child labour is an evil which robs children of the right to a childhood and a decent life.”

Malala has first-hand experience of this issue. Two years ago, she was shot on a school bus by a Taliban member.

Having recovered following critical surgery, she has been dedicated to securing a right to education for children all over the world.

She has also established the Malala Fund, an organisation focused on helping girls get schooling.

“Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzay has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations,” The Nobel Committee says.

The 17-year-old is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in the Prize’s history.




Published on Friday, 10th October, 2014 at 13:28 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last updated on 17th October 2014 at 16:45.

This post has the following tags: nobelpeaceprize, oslo, norway.





  
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