Stavanger, Norway: Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai have been awarded the coveted Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.
Satyarthi has been at the forefront against child labour since the 1990s. His organisation ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ has rescued 0ver 80,000 children from trafficking and slavery.
Satyarthi has been involved with the ‘Global March Against Child Labour’ and has been credited for enactment of national, international legislations on child labour and education.
Yousafzai, who campaigned against the Taliban's destruction of girls schools, was shot in the head by the group in 2012.
Many guessed she would win last year — and were wrong, as the prize went to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Now 17, she has continued to speak out in support of women's rights.
BREAKING NEWS: The #nobelprize2014 in Peace is awarded to Indian Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani Malala Yousafzay pic.twitter.com/W1K0rh9An6— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 10, 2014