MalalaYousafzai, the Pakistani teen activist shot by the Taliban, is to receive the International Children’s Peace Prize on 6 September.
Marc Dullaert, chairman for the KidsRights Foundation, said: “Malala was already one of the nominees in 2011, but this year the expert committee unanimously decided not to nominate other children, but to award the International Children’s Peace Prize to Malala.
“By awarding the 2013 International Children’sPeace Prize, KidsRights shines the spotlight on a brave and talented child who has demonstrated special dedication to children’s rights.”
The inspiring speech she delivered at the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York last July has also made her the top candidate for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize and the youngest nominee ever.
Her fight for the girl’s right to Education in her home country has made her a target for the Taliban. On October 2012, she was shot in the head while coming back from school in Swat Valley, in Pakistan.
The young activist came to the UK to seek for treatment, in Birmingham, where she now lives and studies.