Malala receives amnesty award inspired by Seamus Heaney Bono makes presentation in Dublin
Published 17/09/2013 | 17:14
The 16-year-old Pakistani education activist, who survived the gun attack last October, is being named Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience.
Malala's award comes just a month after she was presented with the Tipperary Peace Prize.
Malala said:"I am truly honoured and would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that there are many millions of children like me across the world who fight every single day for their right to go to school.
"I hope that by working together we will one day realise our dream of education for every child, in every corner of the world."
The 16-year-old schoolgirl had been targeted by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' right to attend school.
The American singer Harry Belafonte was given the same award at the ceremony for his work on human rights and social justice.
The award was inspired by the poem, From the Republic of Conscience, written for Amnesty by the late Seamus Heaney.
The Nobel laureate, who died last month, had been due to attend the ceremony and read the poem.