Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.
Malala was injured by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls also have the right to an education. Surviving several operations, she continued both her activism and her studies.
Raised in Pakistan, Malala was 11 years old when she began championing girls' education, speaking out in TV interviews.
Also awarded is Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has been at the forefront of a global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor since 1980, when he gave up his career as an electrical engineer. Satyarthi led the rescue of tens of thousands of child slaves and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation. He has also survived several attempts on his life.