And the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 goes to…Malala Yousafzai, oh and let’s not forget Kailash Satyarthi too!
Come on are you surprised? The girl’s a triumphant trooper for social justice and I’m personally a HUGE fan!
As you can ONLYimagine, the struggle has been real for both Malala and Kailash, as they have fought for the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. Showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi’s tradition, has headed various forms of peaceful protests and demonstrations, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain. He has also contributed to the development of important international conventions on children’s rights.
Despite her youth, at 17-years-old Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and is truly an inspiration for young women across the globe! Many of us know the courageous Malala for even risking her life for justice, but her heroic labour has not been in vain as she is internationally recognised as a leading spokesperson for her peers.
There are 168 million child labourers around the world today and the good news is the world has come closer to the goal of eliminating child labour once and for all. Malala you have done us proud – the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Ever. You go girl! #NotYourAverageGirl
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