Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Accept Nobel Peace Prize

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“I’m proud that I’m the first Pakistani and the first young woman or the first young person getting this award,” said Malala Yousafzai, a 17 year old Muslim girl from Pakistan. Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunman while attending school for insisting that girls and boys have the right to an education www.abcnews.go.com reported. Yousafzai accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, October 10th and is the youngest person ever to accept the award.

“It’s an honor to all my fellow Indians who have got this honor — it’s not just an honor for me, it’s an honor for all those fighting against child labor globally,” said Kailash Satyarthi, a 60 year old Indian man who founded the Save the Childhood Movement three decades ago www.timesofindia.com stated. Satyarthi accepted the award on Friday, Octover 10th as well.

Malala Yousafzai received the award exactly two years and a day after she was shot by the Taliban. Kailash Satyarthi won the award as well this year for his struggle of allowing children to have an equal education, similar to Yousafzai www.time.com stated. The two will also split the $1.1 million prize.