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Malala named for Glamour Woman of the Year award

November 13, 2013 at 1:01 am | News Desk

Malala named for Glamour Woman of the Year award | TheNewsTribe

LONDON: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist, who was shot in the head by militants for campaigning for girls  education, has been named one of 2013’ s Glamour Women of the Year.

Glamour magazine normally waits until December to name its recipients but in honour of “Day of the Girl,” it decided to announce that Malala is one of its 2013 Women of the Year.

Malala Fund will be the recipient of money raised by the Women of the Year Fund initiative which will help to support girls’ education globally.She was also a favourite among experts and betting agencies for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013 but lost it to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Despite losing out on the Nobel Prize, she has won a string of awards. Earlier last month, the European Parliament awarded Malala Yousufzai the prestigious $65,000 Sakharov prize.

Rights group Amnesty International had also awarded its highest honour to the 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education. In October, the Canadian government also announced its decision to grant honorary Canadian citizenship to Malala.

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