Malala’s ‘Education First’ Speech at UN Offers Message of Peace

NEW YORK CITY, July 12, 2013 (AFP) – Pakistan teenager Malala Yousafzai vowed Friday not to be silenced by terrorists in a powerful speech to the United Nations on her first public appearance since being shot by the Taliban. “They thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed,” Malala said on her 16th … Read more

Malala Painting Shown at London’s National Portrait Gallery

LONDON, September 10, 2013 (AFP) – The first painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, goes on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Wednesday. The one-meter height picture by Jonathan Yeo, one of Britain’s leading portrait painters, shows the 16-year-old doing her … Read more

Malala Receives Top Amnesty award

Photo, Malala Yousafzai speaking before the United Nations Youth Assembly July 12, 2013, at UN headquarters in New York. LONDON, September 17, 2013 (AFP) – Rights group Amnesty International announced on Tuesday it had awarded its highest honor to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning … Read more

Malala Wants to be PM, Says Nobel Would be ‘Great Honour’

NEW YORK CITY, October 11, 2013 (AFP) – Teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai told an audience in New York Thursday that she would like to become prime minister of Pakistan to “save” the country. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a sold-out public event, she also said winning Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize would … Read more

Inspirational Muslim Women of Dhul Hijjah

Muslim women were making the news during the most blessed days of this month. Meaghan Seymour rounds up the best stories. In the days leading up to Eid ul-Adha, many articles were circulated on the Internet by those hoping to remind and inspire Muslims to commit extra good deeds during the blessed first days of Dhul Hijjah, … Read more

Malala Reunited with Schoolfriends

Malala Yousafzai (R) stands next to her school friends Kainat Riaz (L) and Shazia Ramzan (C) during the first Global Citizenship Commission meeting at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland on October 19, 2013. AFP Photo / Andy Buchanan LONDON, October 19, 2013 (AFP) – Campaigning Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was reunited on Saturday with … Read more

Malala Nominated for ‘Children’s Nobel’

STOCKHOLM, February 5, 2014 – Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden on Wednesday for championing education rights for girls. “She is a child herself and she stands up for girls’ rights to education in Pakistan, but also in … Read more

Malala Urges Support to Educate Syria Refugee Children

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (R), who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, walks alongside Syrian refugee Mazoon Rakan after attending a press conference at the Zaatri refugee camp, near the Jordanian border with Syria, on February 18, 2014. Yousafzai was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden this month for championing … Read more

Malala in peace move after Nobel win with India’s Satyarthi

By Sören BILLING OSLO, October 10, 2014 (AFP) – Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, made a high-level peacemaking move after sharing the award with India’s Kailash Satyarthi for championing children’s rights. The 17-year-old girls’ education activist — who heard of her win during a … Read more