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Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Speaks Out Against Child Labor

  • RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

The co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, has spoken out against the use of child labor.

Speaking to RFE/RL on December 10 ahead of the presentation of her Nobel Prize, Malala said, "children should no longer be used for labor and they should be given [opportunities for] higher education."

Malala and children's rights activist Kailash Stayarthi of India were due to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 when she was 15 years old for campaigning for girls' education rights.

She told the BBC that she hopes to pursue a career in politics.

She said she may even aspire to be Pakistan's prime minister once she has completed her studies in Britain.

With reporting by the BBC and AFP