• Petitioned Enda Kenny

This petition was delivered to:

An Taoiseach, Leader of Fine Gael
Enda Kenny
TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin
TD, Leader of the Labour Party
Eamon Gilmore
TD, Leader of Sinn Féin
Gerry Adams

Dáil Eireann: Nominate Malala Yusufzai for the Nobel Peace Prize

    1. Petition by

      Jennifer Roche

      Dublin, Ireland


On October 9, 2012, 15-year old Malala Yusufzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in response to her campaign against the destruction of girls schools in Pakistan. In the face of terror, Malala risked her life to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere. Malala's bravery has sparked a global movement and we believe the Nobel Foundation should give her the Nobel Peace Prize.

The first step in this process is to get Malala nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Only certain people, like members of national assemblies such as Dáil Éireann, are allowed put forward nominations. To make a major statement and to show that Ireland believes in Malala's work, we need all party leaders to unanimously nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for gender equality and universal human rights that includes the right of education for girls.

Worldwide support

While the first 'Nobel Prize for Malala' petition started in Canada, almost half the people who signed the petition come from countries around the world. Now people are setting up this same petition in their own country asking for their political leaders to come together to nominate Malala for the Nobel Prize. The counter on this petition reflects the cumulative efforts of these petitions from around the world. If you don’t have a petition in your country yet and you would like to start one, send a note to Nobel4Malala@gmail.com with your country in the subject line.

Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala

To see the petition in different languages/countries see the links below:

UK Petition: http://www.change.org/nobelformalala
Canadian Petition: http://www.change.org/Malala
French Petition: http://www.change.org/nobelpourmalala
German Petition: https://www.change.org/malalaspreis
Italian Petition: http://www.change.org/nobel-per-malala
Indian Petition: http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/nominate-malala-for-the-nobel-peace-prize-nobel4malala
Pakistani Petition: http://tinyurl.com/a5da4zh


Recent signatures


    1. Malala Yousafzai has won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

      Jennifer Roche
      Petition Organizer

      Wonderful news! Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/wins-nobel-peace-prize-2014
      Thank you for signing the petition to nominate her.


      Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014

      Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize. Malala wins along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children's rights activist. They were named winner of the £690,000 (8m kronor or $1.11m) prize by the chairman of the Nobel committee - Norway's former prime minister Thorbjoern Jagland - on Friday morning.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. Malala Yousafzai nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

      Jennifer Roche
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all of you who signed the petition to nominate Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize. I have some good news! As you may have heard, Malala has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

      Although the list of nominees is usually kept secret, those who are eligible to nominate candidates are allowed to reveal the names they have put forward. As a result, it is known that French, Canadian and Norwegian members of parliament have all separately nominated Malala. The winner of the award will be announced in October.

      With best wishes,


    4. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." ~Clare Boothe Luce

      I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. ~Rebecca West, "Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice," The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982

      Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. ~Andrea Dworkin

      The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl." ~Shirley Chisholm

    • Zamzam Moakan SCARBOROUGH, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      She is an inspiration to young girls .

    • Daniel David Carroll DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      Everyone needs an education which shows the choices we have in life. Everyone is equal

    • Stephen King DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      The girl is a hero.

    • Patrick O'Grady CARLOW, IRELAND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Malala Yusufzai unites people in her promotion of human rights by passing on her defining characteristics of hope and courage.


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