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I am Malala. I come from a lineage of women who fought stereotypes, racism and bigotry in their adapted homes in North America. I continue to fight it here in Canada. I am Malala because I understand what it is like to have others want to silence you, your beliefs and your actions. Each and every single Muslim woman who has been a victim of racism, prejudice and bigotry is Malala.
OTTAWA - The young Pakistani education activist who shared this year's Nobel Peace prize will formally receive honorary Canadian citizenship this month.Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to make Ma...
In the mid 1990s, when I was a correspondent for the The Globe and Mail in New Delhi, Kailash Satyarthi was an emerging figure in the anti-child labour movement. Today, his long march was recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize, which he will share with the equally unwavering Malala Yousafzai. She will get much of the world's attention, for good reason. But Kailash shouldn't be overshadowed. And no one should forget Iqbal Masih, the Pakistani boy who inspired them both, escaping from child labour at age 10, speaking out intentionally and than being shot dead, at age 12, in his hometown of Muridke.
On October 9, millions were shocked to hear that 15-year-old Malala Yusufzai, the Pakistani girls' education rights advocate, had been shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Tarek Fatah, decided to take a few minutes to put up a petition on Change.org asking the Nobel Foundation to select Malala for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. He never counted on helping to mobilize nearly half a million people around the world.