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Eight Men Jailed in Malala Yousafzai Attack 'Secretly Acquitted'

In April, ten men were sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for the assassination attempt on Malala Yosafzai, the schoolgirl and education activist shot in 2012. “Life,” we now learn, apparently means “a couple months.” The BBC now reports that eight of the men were secretly acquitted. Immediately after… » 6/05/15 9:30am 6/05/15 9:30am

Ten Men Sentenced to Life in Prison for Shooting of Malala Yousafzai

A Pakistani court has sentenced ten men to life in prison for the attempted assassination in 2012 of Malala Yousafzai. All ten men are affiliated with the Pakistani arm of the Taliban. Yousafzai was shot three times as she rode a bus home from school, part of the Taliban’s campaign to frighten and intimidate girls… » 4/30/15 9:40am 4/30/15 9:40am

Malala Yousafzai Accepts Her Nobel Peace Prize

On Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai, fierce advocate of female education, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside co-recipient Kailash Satyarthi. At age 17, she is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She also had a day named after her (July 14, 2014), she has written a memoir, and has a huge list of… » 12/10/14 11:30am 12/10/14 11:30am

Malala Yousafzai to Display Bloodstained School Uniform In Nobel Exhibit

This Thursday, the Nobel Peace Center will open the tenth annual Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition, dedicated to the 2014 laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. As per Malala's request, the exhibition will feature the school uniform she was wearing when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. » 12/07/14 4:17pm 12/07/14 4:17pm

Bristol Palin Makes An Excellent Point: 'It Wasn't Chelsea Clinton'

Recently, I compared the memoirs of Bristol Palin and Malala Yousafzai on this site and many commenters claimed it was an unfair matchup. They said every young women would fail in comparison to the 17-year old Nobel Peace Prize winner (true) and that Bristol never held herself up for such scrutiny (debatable). » 10/28/14 2:30pm 10/28/14 2:30pm

​That One Time A Drunk Old Man Thought Mindy Kaling Was Malala Yousafzai

As a South Asian with brown skin, I have been mistaken for plenty of other girls of a variety of different ethnicities who look absolutely nothing like me, though I am sure they are great (despite their not being me). So I suppose it's just as comforting as it is incredibly frustrating to know that shit happens to… » 10/25/14 6:41pm 10/25/14 6:41pm

Malala Yousafzai Tells Obama to Do Diplomacy with Books, Not Guns

In a talk with Ronan Farrow, living inspiration and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discussed the many encounters she's had with world leaders, including President Barack Obama. "It's very important to reach those people and [tell] them that it is their responsibility to contribute to education and… » 10/22/14 6:15pm 10/22/14 6:15pm

Malala Yousafzai's Mom Is Learning to Read and Write

Since being shot by the Taliban for her dogged insistence on attending school (and talking up its importance), Malala Yousafzai has become one of the world's best-known campaigners for women's literacy. Seems she's got influence at home, too: Her mom has recently learned to read, write and speak some English. » 8/20/14 5:00pm 8/20/14 5:00pm

Malala Yousafzai Brings Literacy to Women via Mobile Phones

Malala Yousafzai is making good on her plans to change the world, in this case, one phone at a time. The 16-year-old is teaming up with the international phone company Vodafone to provide “mobile-based literacy learning” to 569 million women and girls around the world who can’t read or write. » 3/03/14 11:50am 3/03/14 11:50am