Monday, November 21, 2011

11 years old girl from Pakistan nominated for International Peace Award

Full Story: The Times of India 21 Nov
An 11 years old school girl from Pakistan has been nominated for the International Peace Award. Malal Yousafzai, now 13, was a victim of the ban imposed by the Taliban on education for girls in the troubled Swat Valley over two years ago. She wrote about her pain and anguish in a diary for BBC Urdu online.
Yousufzai, a Class 8 student, beat 93 contestants from 42 countries to be nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize 2011. The prize is due to be announced today and if she wins, she will be given the award by Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu.

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