Published October 10, 2013
The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. Malala, as she is commonly known, was shot last year and nearly killed by the Taliban in an attempt to stop her efforts to promote education for women. Malala is also being mentioned as a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced on Friday.