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AMSTERDAM -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent of girls' education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded a top Dutch children's honor for her activism.

 

Organizers announced Tuesday that 16-year-old Malala will be presented with the International Children's Peace Prize next month in The Hague, Netherlands.

 

The foundation that awards the prize hailed Malala as "a brave and talented child who has demonstrated special dedication to children's rights."

Malala was 15 years old when she and two of her friends were attacked on their way home from school in Pakistan's northwest Swat Valley. She survived and now attends school in England after being flown there for treatment.

Malala will be handed the prize Sept. 6 by Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman.

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