Malala Yousafzaï

Support Pakistani Activists On Countering Hateful Narratives

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Impact
Junaid Jahangir

Recently, a young man was brutally lynched by fellow University students in the Pakistani city of Mardan. Some say he was accused of supporting Ahmadis. He had also tweeted for LGBT people. Either way, he was accused of blasphemy. Bystanders and police watched the spectacle and did nothing.

Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.

Malala Believes In Canada. Let's Prove Her Right

Jess Tomlin | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Jess Tomlin

Canada matters. As Malala herself said, "If Canada leads, the world will follow." As a country, we have an opportunity to aid the global women's human rights movements that, at this moment, are more powerful than ever.

Malala's Speech To Parliament Wasn't Just Moving. It Was Hilarious, Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Politics

A master class in public speaking.

WATCH: Malala Yousafzai Schools Canadian Parliament On Girls' Education

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Living

"If Canada leads .. the world will follow."

Those Who Murder In Name Of Islam Are Not Muslims: Malala Yousafzai

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Politics

Her first trip to Canada was cancelled because of the Parliament Hill attack in 2014.

It's Official: Malala Yousafzai Is An Honorary Canadian Citizen

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Politics

The activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner is only the sixth person to receive the honour.

Fighting For Access To Education For Girls Around The World

Megan Radford | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

On Wednesday, April 12, Prime Minister Trudeau will present that citizenship to Malala Yousafzai. For young women across our country, it will be a moment of pride and hope. Her fearless stand is something Canada applauds. But recognizing her passion is not all Canada is doing to improve the lives of girls around the world.

Malala Yousafzai To Officially Receive Honorary Canadian Citizenship

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics

The ceremony had been delayed by the 2014 Parliament Hill attack.

Malala Yousafzai Left 'Heartbroken' Over Trump's Refugee Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Living

"President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war."

Two Women Remind World 'Feminism' Is 'Another Word For Equality'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Living

Malala told Emma Watson she helped inspire her to identify as a "feminist."

Look to Girls and Youth to Drive Change for 2030

Plan International Canada | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

The next global goals -- the SDGs that will take us to the year 2030 -- will need to build on the progress of the MDGs and go beyond them to reach the most marginalized and vulnerable population -- especially girls, and including people in the poorest and most remote rural communities, refugees, and women in minority groups.

5 Inspiring Quotes from 5 Inspiring Women

Hannah Alper | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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


#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-kilomet...

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.