Nobel Peace Prize

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

Craig Kielburger | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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.

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.

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 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...

Nobel Hits and Misses

Conrad Black | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Conrad Black

The award this year of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Alice Munro is inspiring. Less satisfactory is the Norwegian Nobel Committee's award of the Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The organization is doubtless well-intentioned, but it has absolutely no method to achieve its ends. It might be advisable for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to specify whether it is awarding the Peace Prize for genuine achievements of designated goals of peace, or for strenuous effort in such a cause with no implication of whether the recipient's efforts will actually be fruitful.

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.

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.

Star Power: The Last Canadian to Accept the Nobel Peace Prize

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

In 1999, as Médecins Sans Frontières' international president, Dr. Orbinski, accepted the award on behalf of MSF for its pioneering approach to medical humanitarianism, particularly for its approach to witnessing -- making the atrocities they observe known to the public. We got a chance to sit down with Dr. Orbinski.

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Who Deserves Freedom

Amanda Kloer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Impact
Amanda Kloer

For most countries, a citizen receiving the prestigious Nobel Prize is a source of pride and honor. But it was not so for China when the Nobel committee honored Liu Xiaobo for his nonviolent efforts to promote democracy, reform, and openness in China.

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.

Media Bites: The Man Who Will Never Win the Nobel Peace Prize

J.J. McCullough | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Q: What race has won the most Nobel Peace Prizes? If you guessed "Democrats," you'd be close, but the correct answer is "non-humans." Funky, eh? But don't think this trend of handing peace prizes to things without hands has gone unnoticed by our pals in the Canadian press! Speaking of the Nobel Peace Prize, you know who's probably not gonna win a Nobel Peace Prize? Pastor Terry Jones, that's who!

The EU Won the Nobel Peace Prize, Fair and Square

Tim Knight | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Right now, Europe is having serious economic and social problems. But that's no reason to challenge the award of the Nobel Peace prize to the European Union. When it comes to handing out peace prizes, you can't ask for a lot more than traditional enemies beating their swords into ploughshares. And lions lying down with lambs. This Peace Prize is truly well-deserved.

8 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Tell Harper: Stop The Oil Sands

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of eight Nobel Peace Prize winners who have signed a letter asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do what he can to s...

9 Nobel Winners Ask Obama To Nix Keystone Pipeline

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Nine winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, have written a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama aski...