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Remarks by Gordon Brown UN Special Envoy for Global Education

on Malala Day, July,13 at United Nations

A former football stitcher, fifteen year old Razia Sultan symbolise real struggle and success from exploitation to education and is an inspiration to millions of girls who are trapped into vicious circle of child servitude, illiteracy and poverty.

She herself has passed 11th grade against all odds and proven to be a true champion for education in her village by withdrawing 48 children from work and enrolling to school. Razia is an elected leader of National Children's Parliament in India set up by an anti-child labour movement, Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

'This is also an award for the excellent inspirational and life saving work of the Global March against Child labour led by Kailash Satyarthi He is a role model for campaiganing for childrens rights'.

Gordon Brown

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