Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

October 29, 2014 5:06 PM

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace winner Malala Yousafzai has received the World's Children's Prize 2014 — a global vote involving millions of children.

The Sweden-based awards organization said Wednesday the 17-year-old Pakistani girl, who began speaking out for the rights of girls at age 11 and was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, won the prize for "her courageous and dangerous fight for girls' right to education."

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