Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai has made a speech thanking the committee for the award.
She was chosen for her work fighting for girls’ education.
The 17-year-old was at school when she heard the news of her win but chose to finish the school day before making a public statement.
Speaking from the central library in Birmingham in the UK where she now lives, she said:
“This award is for all these children who are voiceless, whose voices need to be heard. And I speak for them, and I stand up with them, and I join them in their campaign that their voices should be heard and they should be listened and they have rights, they have the right to receive quality education, they have the right not to suffer from child labour, not to suffer from child trafficking. They have the right to live a happy life”
Malala also thanked her father and her mother for not ‘clipping her wings’ and allowing her to be who she is meant to be.
Malala shares the prize with Indian anti-child labour activist Kailash Satyarthi.
The two winners have announced they will work together on children’s rights and also try to build strong relationships between their countries India and Pakistan.
They have begun by inviting both prime ministers to attend the prize-giving in Oslo in December.
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