Bono honors Malala Yousafzai with humanitarian award

U2 frontman BONO presented campaigning schoolgirl MALALA YOUSAFZAI with a humanitarian award on Tuesday (17Sep13).

The musician handed Yousafzai the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience prize in Dublin, Ireland. She was famously shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October last year (12) after campaigning for the rights of girls in Pakistan to go to school.

The youngster, now aged 16, has followed in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as a recipient of the award, which charity bosses hand to individuals who take leadership roles in promoting human rights.

Yousafzai says, "I am truly honored and would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that there are many millions of children like me across the world who fight every single day for their right to go to school.

"I hope that by working together we will one day realize our dream of education for every child, in every corner of the world."

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