A Right to an Education

This year the Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to receive an education.”

Every year the Nobel Peace Prize is given to the person who has done the most for betterment of peace between nations, reduction or abolition of armies, and for holding and promoting peace congresses.

Yousafzai, 17, was shot when she was only 15 by Taliban militants. She sought education but because she was a girl it went against their beliefs and they shot her. Yousafzai traumatic experience did not cause her to waiver from her beliefs towards promoting rights to education for children and woman around the world. After receiving the award she becomes the youngest Nobel laureate ever.

Satyarthi, 60, is an activist against the exploitation of children around the world. He has helped millions of children by mounting raids on factories that forced children into labor as well as freeing and rehabilitating them.

“It is a prerequisite for peaceful global development that the rights of children and young people be respected,” said Satyarthi It will allow for children to learn that education will open doors and will affect generation to come.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/10/nobel-peace-prize_n_5963634.html?ir=World&utm_campaign=101014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-world&utm_content=FullStory
Source: http://nobelpeaceprize.org/en_GB/laureates/laureates-2014/announce-2014/

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