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Sakharov Prize awarded to Malala Yousafzai (October 11th, 2013)

France welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to award the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the young Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai.

The European Parliament thereby pays a well-deserved tribute to the action and personal courage of this 16-year-old girl, who campaigns to promote the recognition of the right to education as a fundamental right.

On January 9, 2013, France awarded Malala Yousafzai the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom for her exemplary action.


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