Who wins the prize: Blessed peacemakers

On December 10th Malala Yousafzai became the 16th woman (and, at 17, the youngest person) to receive the Nobel peace prize. She and her co-winner, Kailash Satyarthi, campaign for children’s rights to be educated, and not forced into arduous labour. Pakistani and Indian respectively, they represent a welcome trend to honour people other than European and North American men. They also signal a reversal of a recent drift towards celebrating institutions rather than people. In 2013 the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons became the 23rd body rewarded for, arguably, just doing its job.

Link to article: www.economist.com/news/international/21636037-blessed-peacemakers?fsrc=rss%7Cint

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