Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty human rights award

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Young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and the school strikes movement she inspired have won Amnesty's global human rights award.

Since Greta Thunberg began her weekly Friday vigil outside parliament last August, skipping school to protest for climate action, a million young people  around the World have followed in her footsteps.

The 16-year-old and her "Fridays For Future" movement join the likes of Nelson Mandela who have won Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award.

"The work they have done in putting the climate crisis on the agenda is really important also for human rights because human rights and the climate crisis go hand in hand," Anna Lindenfors, Director of Swedish Amnesty tells Radio Sweden.

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