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Malala Receives Another Award


Malala Yousafzai is seen at a news conference convened by A World at School in New York on September 23.

Malala Yousafzai is seen at a news conference convened by A World at School in New York on September 23.

The Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt has won an award named for a murdered Russian journalist.

Malala Yousafzai, an education activist, was shot as she traveled to school in northwest Pakistan in October 2012.

She was declared the winner of the Anna Politkovskaya Award on October 4. The award is given annually by the group RAW in WAR to a female human rights defender.

RAW in WAR says 16-year-old Yousafzai was chosen "for her courage to speak out when nobody else dared, for her strength to give a voice to the many women and girls, whose voices cannot be heard, and for her passionate belief in promoting education for girls."

She received the award in London from 104-year-old Nicholas Winton, who rescued Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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