Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi today stressed the importance of uniting people across borders and religions by educating children and freeing them from poverty.
The Nobel laureates, who split the $1.1 million award, were cited for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives. They reiterated that the prize was not only for them but for all the children of the world.
“It is very important for millions and millions of our children who are denied their childhood,” Satyarthi said. "There are children who are bought and sold like animals, who are made hostages … who are made child soldiers. This is an honor for them all.