Malala Yousafzai

Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

OPINION by Shenila Khoja-Moolji Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was recently arrested in a night-time raid on her home. The Israeli authorities accuse her of “assaulting” an Israeli soldier and an officer. A day earlier she had confronted Israeli soldiers who had entered her family’s backyard. The incident happened[…]

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Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan’s divisive figure

OPINION by Bina Shah – Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, is the subject of a new documentary film, He Named Me Malala, which has been premiering in cinemas in Europe and the United States. Yet, in Pakistan, she remains a divisive figure, loved and hated in[…]

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Only two convicted for Malala shooting

Pakistani officials confirmed on Friday that only two men have been convicted for the attempted killing of the education activist Malala Yousafzai, not 10 as lawyers from her home region of Swat had initially claimed. Although 10 men stood trial, only two were jailed for their role in shooting the[…]

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Malala attackers sentenced to life in prison

A court in Pakistan Thursday sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large. Pakistani Taleban militants boarded the teenager’s school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for[…]

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Malala vows to fight on

Malala Yousafzai vowed Wednesday to struggle for every child’s right to go to school as she became the youngest ever Nobel laureate, sharing the peace prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. “I will continue this fight until I see every child in school,” the 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl told an audience[…]

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Malala and Satyarthi receive joint Nobel

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban for advocating girls’ right to education, has received the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing her award with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner. The two were handed the award on Wednesday at a ceremony in Norway’s capital,[…]

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Pakistani schools hold ‘anti-Malala’ day

A network of private schools in Pakistan has announced an anti-Malala day, condemning young Nobel peace laureate for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie. “We are all for education and women’s empowerment,” Mirza Kashif Ali, the organization’s president, told New York Time on Tuesday, November 11.[…]

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Malala and Satyarthi awarded Nobel Prize

Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist, Malala Yousufzai, and Indian children’s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”[…]

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Malala’s attackers arrested in Pakistan

Pakistan’s military says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage rights activist campaigning for girls’ education two years ago. The head of the army’s press wing, Asim Bajwa, said on Friday that 10 attackers had been arrested during a joint operation involving the army,[…]

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