Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay wins Nobel Peace Prize for 2014
Satyarthi is known for his contribution towards protecting child rights, Malala fought for girls rights in Pakistan. Both were honored for their personal courage while working on their social agenda and struggled a lot. Satyarthi and Malala, separately worked on similar cause like eradicating suppression of children and younger generation. Malala is known for her courage against the Islamic fundamentalists to achieve the right of education to girls.
According to Noble Peace Prize selection committee comments, Kailash Satyarthi maintained Mahatma Gandhi’s tradition and headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee observed that protection of child rights is very important factor in achieving peaceful global development. Particularly in the areas, where there is a conflict ridden environment prevailed, child rights violation may lead to continuation of violence from generation to generation, the committee observed.
Praising Malala’s work, Nobel Committee said “Malala has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education”.
Malala was the first Pakistani born person, who won the Nobel Prize.
Kailash Satyarthi was an electrical engineer and had started an organization called “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” to protect the child rights. The organization is working to stop child trafficking and child labor in the country.
In a very sharp interview with Wall Street Journal, Satyarthi said child trafficking is very serious problem in the country. He said around 50 million children or working as labor.
Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winner said almost all major cities are destinations, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad facing this problem. He said India need to do more to stop the child labor and trafficking.