The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum honored human rights activists Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, with the 2013 Reflections of Hope Award for their resilient leadership in support of women's right to education.
"Today I have been given the Reflections of Hope Award, and it's an honor for me. It's not only an award. It's hope. It's more courage. It's more strength," said Malala Yousafzai in her first globally telecast remarks since returning to school in March. "I hope that we all will work together, and we all will fight for the rights of girls. And the day will come when all girls can go to school."
"I'm proud that in this world of men, I'm one of the few fathers who is known for his daughter," said Ziauddin Yousafzai during his acceptance speech of the award. "I dedicate this prestigious award to all fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands who accept and respect their daughters, sisters, mothers, and wives as individuals equal to them."
Watch this website for information on the 2014 Reflections of Hope Award recipient. Click here to submit a nomination for consideration.
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