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UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for shot Pakistani girl

Posted on November 9th, 2012 at 15:54 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October 9 for standing up against the Taliban and openly advocating education for women.


“Malala doesn’t just represent one young woman, she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender,” campaign leader Shahida Choudhary said in a statement issued by global petition platform Change.org.

As a former Nobel Peace Price winner, I wholeheartedly agree.

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