Eighteen-year-old Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has announced her intention to raise $1.4 billion for the education of Syrian refugee children. She will ask world leaders to contribute to this endeavor at Thursday’s “Supporting Syria and the region” conference in London.
“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up,” Malala Yousafzai says in the trailer for He Named Me Malala, the upcoming documentary about her life. The Pakistani activist turned 18 just last month, but already counts a Nobel Peace Prize among her accomplishments.
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Malala Yousafzai, youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday today by opening a school for girls in Lebanon. The school will serve Syrian refugees, of which there are currently 1.2 million in Lebanon.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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).
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…
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…
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke on Friday about her human rights work around education and saving the minds of other women under terrorism's rule.
The gang of garbage humans responsible for attempting to murder teen activist Malala Yousafzai has been arrested, according to Pakistani army officials. One down, a depressingly high number to go.
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.
Malala Yousafzai promised the parents of a group of kidnapped Nigerian school girls she would work for their freedom.
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.
Organizers were forced to cancel an event in Peshawar, Pakistan celebrating the release of "I Am Malala," the autobiography of the heroic education activist Malala Yousafzai, after they were alerted to several safety concerns and were told that police would not be providing them with security.