Posts tagged "malala yousafzai"

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes] A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police officers for…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

5 Ways To Support Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai’s Mission

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls' education rights, just became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Price. She shares the award with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian advocate who campaigns against child labor and exploitation. Yousafzai came into the international spotlight in 2009 when she began blogging anonymously about life under Taliban rule for…

By: Claire Hannum / October 11, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Wins The Nobel Peace Prize For Her Work In Education Activism

As we told you this morning, Malala Yousafzai, along with fellow education activist Kailash Satyarthi, won the Nobel Peace Prize. In a press conference today, the youngest ever recipient of the honor said, "I’m proud that I am the first Pakistani and I am honored that I am the first young woman or the first…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Wins The Nobel Peace Prize & Ryan And Eva’s Baby Gets A Name

Pakastani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest recipient ever and so so so well-deserved. [Guardian] Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes' baby daughter has a name! While I'll still be calling her Crush Hope Mendes Gosling, her proud parents have actually named her Esmeralda Amada. Cute! [Us Weekly] "Saturday…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls' education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army. [Huffington Post] A doctor who performed abortions in southern Texas explains why recent restrictions on reproductive rights will be devastating for low-income, rural women. [NPR] My…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Justin Bieber Took Break From Being A Douche, FaceTimed With Girls’ Education Activist Malala Yousafzai

One (just one!) good karma point for Justin Bieber: he posted a photo on Instagram chatting with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban because of her activism on behalf of girls' education. [Daily Mail UK] Anna Wintour will be a guest at George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+ school girls who were kidnapped and possibly being sold into sex slavery "are my sisters." [CNN] A Republican New York State Senate candidate said he had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour‘s Women Of The Year

Malala Yousafzai, the now 16-year-old Pakastani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking in favor of girls' education, was honored at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards. ""We must not be afraid of anything," Malala addressed the crowd. "We must not be afraid of anything! I believe that a gu…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2013

The Obamas Welcome Malala Yousafzai To The White House

I love this photo mostly because of the absolute stars in Malia Obama's eyes as she gazes at Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl targeted by the Taliban for her activism on behalf of girls' education. So what did Malala and the President talk about? In a statement, the teen said: “I thanked President Obama for the United…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2013

Malala Yousafzai On Having The Courage To Speak Out Against The Taliban

"I was not worried about myself that much. I was worried about my father. Because we thought that the Taliban are not that much cruel, that they would kill a child, because I was 14 at that time. But then later on… I started thinking about that. And I used to think that the Tali…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2013

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

Here's a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls' education, is set to become a documentary! After being shot at last October in her head and neck while on her way to school,…

By: Daley Quinn / July 17, 2013

Female Dentist’s Assistant Fired For Being Too Hot

After a female dental assistant was fired from her job because her male boss was worried that he would have an affair with her, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled the lay-off legal! [Talking Points Memo] Asshole Jesse Watters mocked almost every person he interviews during his “Watters' World” segment at NY’s Mermaid Parade, held

By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2013

Teacher Murdered For Teaching At Pakistani Girls’ School

Two gunman murdered a teacher who taught at an all-girls elementary school in Pakistan this week in a drive-by shooting. Shahnaz Nazli was killed just 200 meters from where she taught, no doubt because she dared to educate girls, according to The Daily Beast. Her killing is the most recent tragedy in the battle for women's education in Pakistan, and…

By: Sarah Gray / March 28, 2013

Shot By The Taliban For Being A Feminist: Cartoonist Illustrates Malala’s Story

This is awesome: Australian cartoonist Gavin Aung Than has created a cartoon depicting the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban because she's a vocal activist on behalf of girls' education. It's short and sweet, but terrifying and touching. You can read the full cartoon o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2013

Angelina Jolie On Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

Angelina Jolie has written a piece for The Daily Beast about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girls' education activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, and how she discussed it with her children. Angie actually makes a good case for using Malala's story as a teachable moment to discuss with your kids what a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2012

Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Shot By Taliban, Airlifted Out Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban because of her activism on girls' rights, has been airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance and is headed for a UK hospital. Malala was shot in the head and neck while sitting with her classmates on a school bus.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Malala Yousafzai, The 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By The Taliban

Remember that time we went to war in Afghanistan in order to root out the militant Islamic fundamentalist group the Taliban? Wonder of wonders, that didn't work so well, because it seems the Taliban is alive and well (though in a somewhat diminished capacity), and particularly prevalent in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan. That'…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2012