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Malala nominated for ‘Children’s Nobel Prize’

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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden for her crusade for education rights for girls.

Liv Kjellberg, 15, a member of the international prize jury, said Malala is a child herself and she stands up for girls’ rights to education in not only Pakistan, but also the world. According to Dawn News, Malala was last year nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and won the European Union’s Sakharov human rights prize for her fight for the right of all children to education.

The 16-year-old, who lives in Britain following extensive medical treatment, was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for her outspoken views supporting education for girls in Pakistan.

The World Children’s Prize, also known as the ‘Children’s Nobel Prize’, was founded in 2000 and aims to raise awareness of children’s rights in 60,000 schools in 110 countries through educational programmes, the report added.

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