Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
Malala, 17, is the youngest recipient of the prize
They were awarded the prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people”
Announcing the award, the Nobel Committee said it was important that a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, had joined in what it called a common struggle for education and against extremism.
Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights advocate working to eradicate child slavery and bonded labour. He featured in a BBC piece on child labour in India in February this year, talking about his work for children’s charity Bachpan Bacchao Andolan.
Reacting to the news, Mr Satyarthi tells the BBC: “It’s a great honour for all the Indians, it’s an honour for all those children who have been still living in slavery despite of all the advancement in technology, market and economy. And I dedicate this award to all those children in the world.