LONDON — In a possible preview of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, the European Union awarded its top human-rights prize today to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls.
It was the latest of many honors bestowed on the 16-year-old, who has become a celebrated international figure since surviving an assassination attempt last year that shocked the world.
The award could play Golden Globe to the Nobel’s Oscar. Bookies list Malala as one of the top favorites to win the peace prize. Malala would be the youngest person to win the award, which is to be announced in Oslo on Friday.