Malala Yousafzaï

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

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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.

Harper Supports Malala, Shuns her Sisters Worldwide

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopped on the Malala Yousafzai bandwagon by signing a petition to nominate the schoolgirl for the Nobel Peace prize. But Harper's singular gesture will never buy respect from the advocates of fairness, equality and human decency. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle.

For Malala: The Girl who Brought Canada Together

Tarek Fatah | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Tarek Fatah

We did it! After tens of thousands of Canadians and even more people from around the world signed my petition on Change.org, we got every single party leader to get behind the campaign to unanimously nominate Malala Yousufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. I had never imagined that not one, but all of our federal parties and leaders would end up supporting the campaign to support a girl halfway around the world.

With Only a Pen in Her Hand

Munir Pervaiz Saami | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada
Munir Pervaiz Saami

There are times in human history when a single person becomes a metaphor for philosophy, morality, humanity, poetry, literature, and human stature, all rolled into one. Such persons lead by example, at times sacrificing their own lives for their convictions. We live in the times of Malala Yousafzai.

Making Sure Girls Matter Every Day of the Year is Paramount

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

On October 11, 2012 the world marked the first-ever International Day of the Girl. The celebration was bittersweet, though, given it occurred against the backdrop of worldwide shock and headlines concerning 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, a young activist from Pakistan, shot in the head by a Taliban member because of her ongoing work and advocacy to ensure more girls get to go to school.

Thousands Seek Nobel Prize Nomination For Malala Yousafzai

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken Pakistani teenage activist who was shot in the head by t...

Thank You All for Supporting Malala

Tahir Gora | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Tahir Gora

Thank you Madonna for beating the drum for Malala Yousafzai. You have delivered a strong message to all celebrities across the world that they have to come out of their cozy lives and needed to be well informed as you are. Thank you Madonna for saying the words, "Support education! Support women!"

Taliban Shooting Reminds Us of Another Tragedy

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Last week's horrific assault on Malala Yousafzai, a teenage heroine who stood up to the Taliban in Pakistan, hit us with a powerful déjà vu of Iqbal Masih, the boy from Pakistan who first inspired our awakening to social justice issues. If Malala's story has you seething, don't just shake an angry fist in the air. We may not be in a position to put our lives on the line like Iqbal or Malala, but that doesn't mean we're helpless.

No True Muslim Would Shoot a Young Girl

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Abubakar Kasim

The shooting of the young Pakistani activist shows one thing: Fanatics are cowards who resort to violence to silence their critics. Malala Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday as she was leaving her school in her hometown. It is sad and shameful to see these thugs committing horrific crimes against humanity in the name of religion. Doing their dirty work in the name of the faith is a great insult to those who follow the faith and to the faith itself.

Teen Activist Still A Target Says Family

CBC | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada

The Taliban will keep trying to kill the 14-year-old schoolgirl activist they shot in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, the girl’s cousin has told the CBC...

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...