THE HAGUE, Aug 27: Malala Yousufzai has won the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize, KidsRights announced on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old will receive the award from 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner and women’s rights campaigner Tawakkol Karman at a glittering ceremony in The Hague on Sept 6, the Amsterdam-based organisation said.

Malala “risked her life in the fight for access to education for girls all over the world,” KidsRights said in a statement.

“By awarding the 2013 International Children’s Peace Prize... KidsRights shines the spotlight on a brave and talented child who has demonstrated special dedication to children’s rights,” it added.—AFP

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