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Malala Is Part of a Ripple Effect

Kiesha N. James | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kiesha N. James

Our lives are rich with amazing women -- yourself included. We stand shoulder to shoulder with fierce women who can be found pushing through obstacles, through fears, fuelled by nothing but passion and an unquenchable thirst to reach what they believe possible. Inside of each one of us is a legacy being written, pages of history that will tell what changed because we were here and whose life was made different.

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...

Boko Haram-Type Groups Exist in Every Muslim Society

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Boko Haram may seem like a remote African tribe that abducts girls, threatens to kill them, and marries them off against their will. Some introspection would reveal that the same tendencies are alive and instrumental in all Muslim societies.

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.

Malala for Nobel Peace Prize: It's Time to Honour Youth

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

But the Nobel for peace has never been awarded to a young person, or to a movement of young people for social change. There has been no shortage of contenders. When the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize is announced on Oct 11, many expect to hear a young person's name: Malala Yousafzai.

Nine Empowering Resolutions for Women in 2013

Anea Bogue | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Living
Anea Bogue

2012 has proven to be an incredibly exciting and important time to be a woman. One especially important sign of this is the fact that we are re-discovering and using our voices. Now here's where our important work for 2013 comes in. All this ground-breaking awareness, strength and self-authority among women and girls must be protected and nurtured so it continues to grow.

A Nobel Prize for Malala: Would You Vote Yes?

Jordy Gold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Jordy Gold

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.

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.

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.

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...