Discover the inspiring stories of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize laureates who devoted themselves to the defence of human rights, democracy and rule of law. Among them is Malala Yousafzai, the 2013 laureate, who was only eleven years old when she started campaigning for the right to education in Pakistan. Dissidents, political leaders, journalists, lawyers, civil-society activists, writers, minority leaders, peace activists, film-makers are just a few examples of the profiles of these inspiring people.
Through the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the highest tribute paid by the European Union to human rights work, and its Community, the EU supports and empowers laureates in their efforts to defend their causes. Check the Sakharov's Prize library to discover publications, audiovisual materials, posters and movies to discuss topics connected to human rights with your students.