Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2014 Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai

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Indian Activist Kailash Satyarthi (60) and Pakistan child prodigy Malala Yousafzai (17) are the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for their work on promoting child rights and education for children. The winners were announced on October 10, 2014 by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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Kailash Satyarthi , born on January 11, 1955 at Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh, India), has been spearheading child rights campaign through his organization- Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) for three decades

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He gave up a promising career as an electrical engineer at the age of 26 and founded the BBA in 1980

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Satyarthi has helped free 80,000 children from forced labor and trafficking

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H e has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labor  

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He has also played an important role in linking the fight against child labor with the efforts for achieving ' Education for All '.

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He has survived numerous attacks on his life during his crusade to end child labour . In 2004, while rescuing children from the clutches of a local circus mafia and the owner of Great Roman Circus, Mr. Satyarthi and his colleagues were brutally attacked.

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He is a passionate man who loves children and can go to any extent to comfort the rescued children

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Satyrathi is the second Indian after Mother Teresa to get the peace prize. KAILASH SATYARTHI

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Malala, born on July 12, 1997, at Mingora in Pakistan, is hailed around the world as a champion of women’s right to education. http://www.un.org/News/dh/photos/large/2013/June/06-17-2013malalala.jpg

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In 2009 , when she was 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under pseudonym Gul Makai for the BBC  detailing her life under Taliban occupation and her views on promoting education for girls in the Swat Valley. 

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Her activism resulted in a nomination for the International Children's Peace Prize in 2011. That same year, she was awarded Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Remise_du_Prix_Sakharov_%C3%A0_Malala_Yousafzai_Strasbourg_20_novembre_2013_02.jpg

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On October 9, 2012, on her way home from school, a man boarded the bus Malala was riding in. The gunman fired at her, hitting Malala in the left side of her head; the bullet then traveled down her neck . She was airlifted to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, England for further care. http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1387357.ece/alternates/s615/Malala%20Yousafzai

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She started attending Edgbaston High School in Birmingham. At the age of 15, she signed a $3 million publishing deal to write a book on her memoirs, entitled “I am Malala.”

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A UN petition was launched in Yousafzai's name " I am Malala " demanding that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015 – a petition which helped lead to the ratification of Pakistan's first Right to Education Bill http://womennewsnetwork.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/513-PAKISTAN_Girls_in_school_in_Khyber_Pakhtunkhwa_Pakistan_ImageVicki-FrancisDFID.jpg

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At age 17, Yousafzai is the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Malala wishes for cross-border peace:

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Music: Pitchfork Studios- Inner Peace (Piano Instrumental)

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