Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai To Be Awarded EU Human Rights Prize

Pakistani girl was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education

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Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has won the EU's Sakharov human rights prize.

The 16-year-old activist was shot a year ago for campaigning for better rights for girls.

The Sakharov Prize for free speech is awarded by the European Parliament annually in memory of Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.