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Pakistan

Malala Nominated For World Children's Prize

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai
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Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai
By RFE/RL
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.

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