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Malala Nominated For World Children's Prize

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Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the World Children's Prize for her work promoting education rights for girls in the face of Taliban threats.

The Swedish-based honor, sometimes also known as the "Children's Nobel Prize," seeks to raise global awareness about children's rights.

Millions of children around the world pick the recipient through a vote, and the winner receives $50,000.

In addition to Malala, there are two other nominees -- American education activist John Wood and Indira Ramangar, a Nepali activist for the children of prisoners.

Malala, 16, was severely injured when she was shot in the head by a Taliban attacker in 2012.

Malala, who now lives in Britain, last year won the European Union's Sakharov human rights prize and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.