Amnesty International on Friday praised Nobel peace prize winners Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for willing to promote the “rights of the world’s most vulnerable children”.

“The work of Satyarthi and Yousafzai represents the struggle of millions of children around the world,” Amnesty Secretary General Salil Shetty said in a statement.

“Satyarthi has dedicated his life to helping the millions of children in India who are forced into slavery and work in torrid conditions,” he said about the Indian activist.

“His award is an acknowledgement of the tireless, decades-long campaigning by civil society activists on child trafficking and child labour in India,” Shetty added.

Referring to the young Pakistani woman, Amnesty said: “Malala sets a powerful example that has inspired people all over the world, and which has been deservedly recognized by the Nobel Committee.

“The courage she has shown in the face of such adversity is a true inspiration. Her actions are a symbol of what it means to stand up for your rights – with a simple demand to fulfil the basic human right to education.”

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