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 a Member of the National Assembly or an MPA are allowed to put forward nominations. To make a major statement and to show that Pakistanis believe in Malala's work, we need all Pakistani federal party leaders to nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Our work will be much enhanced if the Chief Ministers of the four provinces and individual MNAs and MPAs also sent letters to the Nobel Committee.
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.
While this petition was started in Canada by the Pakistani-Canadian writer Tarek Fatah, almost half the people who have signed the petition come from countries around the world.
My petition is here for the people in Pakistan to urge our own politcal leaders to nominate Malala.
The counter on this petition reflects the cumulative efforts of the original Canadian petition plus all those from around the world.
Nominators and endorsers so far:
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
Asfandyar Wali Khan, President, Awami National Party (ANP)
Bushra Gohar, Senior VP, Awami National Party (ANP)
Ibad Rehman, Patron, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM)
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan's ambassador to the USA
Najam Sethi, Editor of The Friday Times, Lahore
Nadeem Paracha, columnist, the daily DAWN, Karachi
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Academy Award winning film producer
Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, Pakistan’s Ambassador for Polio Eradication
Noor Alam Khan, MNA (PPP)
Prof. Richard Dawkins
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Leader of the Conservative Party
Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Oppostion and the NDP
Bob Rae, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Daniel Paille, Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Conservative MP from Calgary
Paul Dewar, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic & MP from Ottawa
Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto
Senator Salma Ataullahjan, Conservative Senator, Toronto
Tarek Fatah, author and Toronto SUN columnist
Irshad Manji, author and Head of the Moral Courage Project, NYU
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, author and president, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Sunil Dixit, Public policy activist, Freelance, Faculty and Consultant
Bonnie Lloyd, Building Minds in Sudan, Rochester, NY
Harnidh Kaur, poet, New Delhi
Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for HR Development & Member of Parliament
Lt. Gen (Retd.) H.S. Panag, GOC-in-C Northern Command, Indian Army
Khaled Almaeena, Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Gazette
Cora Ronai, journalist and author of 'Sapomorfose ou O Príncipe que Coaxava'
Andrew Bartlett, former Senator
Soudeh RAD, Coordinatrice International d'Osez Le Féminisme!
Caroline Fourest, author and essayist
Naser Khader, former member of the Danish Parliament
Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala
Canadian Petition: http://www.change.org/Malala
UK Petition: http://www.change.org/nobelformalala
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
Irish Petition: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/d%C3%A1il-eireann-nominate-malala-yusufzai-for-the-nobel-peace-prize-4
Former member of Pakistani Parliament 2008-2012