Millions of children select Maasai woman as their hero
At hundreds of World’s Children’s Press Conferences all over the world on Monday 21 May 2012, children revealed who 2,5 million children have selected as their child rights hero in a Global Vote:
“Our child rights hero and the recipient of the 2012 World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child is Anna Mollel, Tanzania, for her more than 20-year struggle for Maasai children with disabilities”.
The World’s Children’s Honorary Award went to Sakena Yacoobi, Afghanistan, for her long and often life-threatening fight for girls’ right to education and Ann Skelton, South Africa, for her 25-year battle for the rights of children affected by the justice system.
Learn more about the World’s Children’s Prize, the laureates and the children they fight for on The World’s Children’s Prize website