Two years ago yesterday, a Taliban gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan looking for 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, and shot her three times in the head for speaking out for girls' right to an education. Today, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded her the Nobel Peace Prize.
The committee also honored Kailash Satyarthi, a 60-year-old from India who has been working for decades to end child labor and free children from trafficking.
In announcing the prize, committee chair Thorbjørn Jagland said, "The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism."
NPR's Eleanor Beardsley joins Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss the two winners and why it's significant they are sharing the prize.
This segment aired on October 10, 2014.