Peace prize winners of whom the world should be proud

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LESLEY KEATING: A white-knuckle pursuit ending with a lesson in trust

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It’s fantastic that children’s rights campaigners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala was shot in the head on a school bus by the Taliban after she dared campaign in Pakistan for girls to have an education.

At 17 she is the award’s youngest recipient. She now lives in Birmingham and has carried on her campaign against the suffering of children.

Kailash, from India, peacefully protests against the exploitation of children in his country – often by Western multinationals – for financial gain.

The pair have a deep feeling that exposing injustice and suffering is the right thing to do. And that’s what makes them very deserving winners this year.