Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai's father writes open letter to parents of Nigerian girls abducted by Boko haram

Malala Yousafzai

Washington, Feb 08 - Ziauddin, father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has written an open letter to the parents of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram saying that Malala and he will not give up the battle.

According to ABC News, Malala and her father have become global advocates for education after Malala survived an attack on her by Taliban two years ago.

Ziauddin Yousafzai's letter came to the fore on the eve of the 300th day of the schoolgirls' abduction.

He showed complete solidarity to the parents saying that "we cannot rest until we have justice for your daughters and for all girls and boys kept out of school". (ANI)

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai conferred Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai conferred Nobel Peace PrizeOslo, Dec 10 : Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 at a ceremony held here on Wednesday for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

This is the first time that an Indian and a Pakistani have jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Speaking at the ceremony, Satyarthi said that he was accepting the award on behalf of the martyrs and activists.

Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai to donate 50,000 dollars for Gaza schools destroyed during conflict

malala yousafzaiKarachi, Oct 30 : Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai has reportedly decided to donate 50,000 dollars to help rebuild the United Nations schools in Gaza which were destroyed during the 50-day conflict between Palestine and Israel in July and August, the UN's Palestinian refugee agency said.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said in a statement on Wednesday that after winning the World Children's Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, the 17-year-old Pakistani children's rights activist said that she would donate her prize money to the agency, reported the Dawn.

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai jointly awarded 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousufzai Kailash SatyarthiOslo, Oct 10 : Renowned child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, who leads the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for "their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Malala set to receive first ever Asia Game changer award

Malala YousufzaiKarachi, Sep 17 : A report has revealed that Malala Yousufzai and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy have been chosen from Pakistan by the Asia society for the first Asia Game changer awards that will be handed out at the United Nations ( UN) later this year.

According to The Express Tribune, the society chose Malala, the teenage child activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban, for the award for her incessant fight "for continuing to dream, and fight for girls the world over, after living a nightmare." Chinoy, Pakistan's only Oscar winner, on the other hand, was selected for her "eye-opening" films that gave voice to the voiceless.

Malala Yousafzai appeals for release of Nigerian girls at Abuja conference

Malala-YousafzaiLondon, July 15 : Malala Yousagfzai, young Pakistani girl who just turned 17, appealed for the release of the twelve Nigerian girls who were kidnapped three months ago by militant group Boko Haram.

The conference took place in an international hotel in the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja where the parents of the girls, Malala and her father were present.

Malala went on to say that she regarded these girls as her sisters and would stand by them.

She explained the incident whereby she was shot in the head by a Taliban hitman two years ago.

Malala, Malia Obama among Time's 16 most influential teens

Malala-Yousafzai-Malia-ObamaNew York, Nov 13 : Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and the elder daughter of US President Barack Obama, Malia, are on Time magazine's list of 16 most influential teens of 2013 .

The list, published Tuesday, took young people who have inspired the society by their work in various fields like music, sports, technology, science, writing and media.

The magazine said that like her father’s second inaugural address, Malia, 15, and her sister, Sasha, act with the poise of adults.

Malala honoured by Nobel prize nomination

Malala-YousafzaiIslamabad, Oct 10 : Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager attacked by the Taliban for advocating the education of girls, has said that she was hugely honoured by her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

However, what was more important for her was the support she received from across the world, including India, Pakistan, the US and Britain, The News international Thursday quoted her as telling a Canadian TV channel in an interview.

Malala Yousafzai tipped for top European peace prize

Malala-YousafzaiIslamabad, Oct 9 : Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, was tipped to win this year's Sakhorav peace prize.

Sajjad Khan, the European member of parliament (MEP), tipped Malala for the Sakhorav peace prize for championing women's rights to education despite fresh threats against her life by the Taliban, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

Malala, 16, was shot in the head by two gunmen as she sat on a school bus in her hometown. The teenager was targeted by the Taliban in an effort to silence her vocal support of promoting education for girls.

Malala's nomination for Nobel a huge honour: Pakistani daily

Malala-YousafzaiIslamabad, March 6 : The nomination of Malala Yousufzai, Pakistani teen activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, is a huge honour for her and for Pakistan, a daily said Wednesday.

Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, whose face is now familiar to the world as a symbol of the struggle against the Taliban, is one of the 259 candidates in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, an editorial in the News International said.

Record 259 nominations for Nobel Peace Prize, include Malala Yousafzai, Bradley Manning

Record 259 nominations for Nobel Peace Prize, include Malala Yousafzai, Bradley Manning Washington, Mar 5 : This year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees include Pakistani teenage women education activist Malala Yousafzai, and US soldier Bradley Manning, who had been accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

This time a record 259 nominations have been received for Nobel Peace Prize, out of which fifty nominations were for organizations.

Malala wants every child in world to be educated

malala-yousafzaiLondon, Feb 5 : Pakistani teen activist, Malala Yousufzai, who was operated upon by doctors in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to restore her hearing, has said she is getting better day by day and thanked everyone for their prayers.

The 15-year-old, who spoke clearly but with a slight stiffness in her upper lip, said she has been making progress because of all people - men, women, children - who have prayed for her, reports the Telegraph.

Malala said she wants to serve the people, and said she wants every girl and every child to be educated. She said that is the reason why the Malala Fund has been introduced.

France honours Malala Yousufzai with Womens'' Freedom award

Malala-YousufzaiIslamabad, Jan 10 : Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls'' education, has been awarded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Womens'' Freedom by France. Malala''s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who accepted the award on behalf of the 15-year-old, said the Taliban are fighting a lost cause and must accept peace talks, reports The News.

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