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 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

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 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