Kailash Satyarthi Nobel Peace Prize

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Before Malala, There was Kailash and Iqbal

In the mid 1990s, when I was a correspondent for the The Globe and Mail in New Delhi, Kailash Satyarthi was an emerging figure in the anti-child labour movement. Today, his long march was recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize, which he will share with the equally unwavering Malala Yousafzai. She will get much of the world's attention, for good reason. But Kailash shouldn't be overshadowed. And no one should forget Iqbal Masih, the Pakistani boy who inspired them both, escaping from child labour at age 10, speaking out intentionally and than being shot dead, at age 12, in his hometown of Muridke.