Malala Yousafzi and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
Malala is a 17 year old well known education activist, she is from Pakistan but lives in Birgmingham, UK. She is the youngest person to be awarded this Prize and has become a spokenperson for girls' right to education.
Kailash Satyarthi is Indian and a human rights activist, and he has dedicated a great effort to fight against child slavery,he has rescued more than 80,000 children from exploitative labour in the past three decades, and he has done it deffending a human right, never as a charitable cause. He believes that child labour is the cause of poverty and starvation, no the consequence:
“I was unable to digest the fact that some people were born to work, while fortunate ones like me were able to go to school and pursue our dreams,” Satyarthi said yesterday, wearing a brown kurta, a flowing shirt worn over pajamas.
“It is a myth poverty causes child labor and poverty, but it is a proven fact that child labor causes poverty, child labor perpetuates poverty and child labor perpetuates illiteracy.” source
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