Commissioner Piebalgs congratulates Malala Yousafzai on the 2013 Sakharov Prize
"The 2013 Sakharov Prize awarded today to Malala Yousafzai by the European Parliament is great news and I am very happy for it. Her commitment to campaigning for the education of all children and especially the education of girls echoes our own long term commitment to supporting the education of girls in partner countries worldwide.
In Pakistan, the European Commission has three main programmes on education amounting to €105 million with the objective of improving the access to education in the country, as well as its quality. On all continents, we build schools and roads to access schools, we train teachers and we support the right of girls and boys to access education because education is at the heart of development."For more information: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20131009IPR21810/html/Malala-Yousafzai-winner-of-the-Sakharov-Prize-2013