In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe welcomes the winning of the Nobel Peace Prize by Malala and Satyarthi
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe welcomes the granting of the Nobel Peace Prize to the child, Malala Yousafzai, and the Indian pro-children‘s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi.
As the Federation applauds the choices for this year’s prize, which focuses light on the rights of children and girls to education and protection, it emphasises that governments and societies are invited to exert greater effort to reinforce children’s rights, and protect them from exploitation and abuse regardless of type or source.
Despite the fact that the world’s future hinges on access to fair and motivating opportunities for rising generations, hundreds of millions of children are still exposed to the evils of poverty, ignorance, and disease, while some suffer many forms of exploitation and abuse.
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on winning this prize, representing recognition of all those defenders of children’s rights everywhere.
Brussels, 11 October 2014
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe