Malala Yousafzaï

5 Inspiring Quotes from 5 Inspiring Women

Hannah Alper | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living
Hannah Alper

This week, I'm celebrating Women's Equality Day and continuing the conversation when we not only talk about the issue of women's equality but how we can reach equality for all. This is also a time when we highlight some amazing women who shine a light on this issue and believe that we can get there.

Grad Dress Made Of Math Homework Is Sending Girls To School

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Amazing.

#BringBackOurGirls and the Limits of Clicktivism

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

One year later, what has #BringBackOurGirls accomplished? It didn't bring the girls home. Second-hand reports suggest that 57 of the girls escaped their captors, but the rest are still out there, likely sold off as child brides (or sex slaves). Recently, a UN official said there's evidence they may be dead. It's a sad illustration of the limitations of "clicktivism" -- the use of online media to advance causes. There must be a plan to engage supporters once they've clicked, and keep them engaged, even after the hashtag stops trending.

Malala Yousafzai Honoured With Asteroid

CBC | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Impact

An asteroid has been named in honour of Malala Yousafzai, the children's rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year. The four-ki...

Why Education Matters So Much to Girls

Karen L. Jurjevich | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Karen L. Jurjevich

"If you are not educated, you are nothing." This terse statement comes from a young girl in Zambia, who was an appreciative beneficiary of the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) program. While I can't agree with the extreme nature of the conclusion, this girl's statement illustrates the power of education, particularly for females.

Long-Overdue Nobel Recognition for Children's Rights and the Power of Youth

Craig Kielburger | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig Kielburger

The lesser known but long-fighting Satyarthi is a trailblazer for children's rights; Malala is the next generation. She is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and at 17, the first teen. This is a profound and long-overdue recognition for the role of youth in changing our world for the better.

The Birth of Malala Yousafzai: The Real Worry About the Youngest Nobel Prize Winner in History

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada
Ilia Blinderman

Recently, North America awoke to the news that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who fearlessly advocated for female education in Pakistan's Sw...

I Can Only Pray There Will Be a Thousand More Malalas

Murtaza Haider | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Murtaza Haider

Millions around the world rejoiced when Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Today, Canada will embrace Malala by granting her an honourary citizenship to recognize and celebrate her efforts to educate the girls in Pakistan. Today, we must also expose and confront the distorted narratives of those in Pakistan who systematically misconstrue facts and figures to discredit her.

MPs, Senators Unanimously Make Malala Honorary Citizen

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Parliamentarians and senators have unanimously supported bestowing honorary Canadian citizenship upon Pakistani teenager and co-winner of thi...

This Thanksgiving I Count My Blessings

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Then, I started my gratitude rowing. Now going to the gym is something I look forward to rather than dread. Furthermore, as I progress in my new good habit, I see a universal truth: the more I am grateful, the more I have to be grateful for. This Thanksgiving, here are some of the many things I am grateful for:

Malala's Nobel Prize Could Make Her Exile Permanent

Munir Pervaiz Saami | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada
Munir Pervaiz Saami

While the announcement that Malala Yusufzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi of India was greeted with jubilation across the world jubilant, many in her native Pakistan have shown open hostility towards her while her admirers fear that she may now never be able to return to her birthplace.

Canada Committed To Girls' Rights: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In a statement marking the International Day of the Girl Child, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada is committed to giving girls a stro...

I am Malala Yousafzai

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

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.

Malala Yousafzai To Become A Canadian Citizen This Month

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Impact

OTTAWA - The young Pakistani education activist who shared this year's Nobel Peace prize will formally receive honorary Canadian citizenship this mont...

Malala Yousafzai And Kailash Satyarthi Win 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

The Associated Press | Mark Lewis And Karl Ritter | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Impact

OSLO, Norway _ Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work for chi...

Bieber FaceTimes With Malala Yousafzai (Wait, What?)

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Music

Last year, Justin Bieber created a storm of controversy by visiting the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands. "Hopefully she would have been a belieber...

Malala's Father Is Also a Hero

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Malala Yousafzai has recovered to become a crusader for universal education. Less often do we hear about Ziauddin -- or "Zia", as he is affectionately known -- who was the family's first crusader. He is his daughter's greatest champion and confidant.

A Loud Message from Girls for Malala -- and the World

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Over the past nine months, I learned first hand the truth of one well-worn cliché -- a picture really is worth a thousand words. In this case, it's a select group of photos of young girls from around the world that forcefully convey their struggles for basic human rights.

Three 2013 Moments with Profound Implications for our Future

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Three remarkable events from the past year stand out from my perspective as the head of an international development agency. All made headlines at the time, but those headlines merely touched the surface of the events' profound ramifications as we look forward to 2014.

Human Rights Day: Pray for Modern Slaves

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Diane Weber Bederman

December 10 has been declared Human Rights Day. This is a day for all of us in the West, in particular, to pray for those who live under autocratic, theocratic, despotic regimes who deny their citizens their humanity. There is slavery on the 21st century. While we exclaim over the movie "12 Years a Slave," we ignore those who are enslaved today, in Sudan and North Korea.

Let's Get This Party Started

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's back to the business of politics in Ottawa today with a throne speech from the Harper Conservatives.But before that happens (5 p.m. ET),...

Malala Yousafzai, Canadian Citizen?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls' education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt, will be made an honorary Canadian citiz...

The Next Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to a Dog

Robert Waite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

The next Nobel Peace Prize should not go to a human, or a human organization, but to man (and woman's) best friend -- the dog. Don't laugh -- I'm serious about this. Our canine companions have been protecting and befriending us for 10,000 years or more.

10 Lessons We Can All Learn From Malala Yousafzai

Shane Feldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Shane Feldman

I think the perfect girl to focus on today is Malala Yousafzai. Malala is 16 years old. She's a girl from Pakistan who has always loved to read, write, and learn. Malala is an education and women's rights advocate, and she has been for much of quite a while.

This Guest Made Jon Stewart's Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Impact

Jon Stewart isn't easily impressed. But on Tuesday, a 16-year-old left this sardonic late-show host speechless. A year after she was shot by the T...