Pakistani girl, Malala Yousufzai, 14, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has been honoured with the bravery award by World Peace and Prosperity Foundation (WPPF) for her courage and activism for girls' education in Swat valley.
THE AWARD was given out by WPPF Chairman Prince Ali Khan, at the Cholmondeley Room of the House of Lordsrecently. Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, S Zulfiqar Gardezi received the award on behalf of Malala Yousufzai, who is being treated at a Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in England where she is recovering.
Malala has become the face of Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban and a symbol of girls' education worldwide. As we know, Malala was attacked last month with two other girls while travelling home from school in the Swat. The Taliban militants fired three shots at her including in the head.
She is also the recipient of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize, Sitara-e-Shujaat Award for bravery, and has been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize.
Meanwhile, a United Nations petition in Yousufzai's name with the slogan ‘I am Malala’, has been launched advocating that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015.