UPDATE: We did it! On November 21, Prime Minister Stephen Harper came out in support of the petition joining every single Canadian federal party leader who have all nominated Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize.
It is very important you continue to sign and share the petition with your friends:
1. More signatures will push more world leaders to also nominate Malala.
2. Ultimately, we need to push the Nobel Foundation to award Malala the prize.
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.
(To see the petition in different languages/countries see the links below)
The first step in this process is to get Malala nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Only certain people, like a Member of Parliament, are allowed put forward nominations.
For example, in Canada, to make a major statement and to show that Canadians believe in Malala's work, we needed all Canadian federal 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.
I live in Canada and I started the first 'Nobel Prize for Malala' petition. Now people around the world 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 me a note at Nobel4Malala@gmail.com with your country in the subject line.
Nominators and endorsers so far:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper - Leader of the Conservative Party
Hon. Thomas Mulcair - Leader of the Offiical Opposition / NDP
Hon. Bob Rae - Leader of the Liberal Party
Hon. Elizabeth May - Leader of the Green Party
Hon. Daniel Paille - Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Jian Ghomeshi, Host of Q on CBC
Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Conservative MP from Calgary
Paul Dewar, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic & MP from Ottawa
Salma Ataullahjan, Conservative Senator, Toronto
John Carmichael, Conservative Member of Parliament, DonValleyWest, Toronto
Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDP Member of Parliament, Scarborough
Peter Shurman, Conservative MPP in Ontario
Cheri DiNova, NDP MPP in Ontario
John Parker, Councillor, City of Toronto
Paula Fletcher, Councillor, City of Toronto
Doug Ford, Councillor, City of Toronto
Jeremy D Williams, Councillor, Town of Orangville
Prof. Richard Dawkins
Shashi Tharoor, India
Khaled Almaeena, Saudi Arabia
Dario Fo, Italy
Taslima Nasreen, Bangladesh
Singapore Petition: http://tinyurl.com/cq6wkmd
Russian Petition: www.change.org/malalarus
U.K. 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
Pakistani Petition: http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/leaders-of-the-ppp-mqm-anp-pml-q-pml-n-awp-nominate-malala-for-the-nobel-peace-prize
Indian Petition: http://tinyurl.com/bakcgog
USA Petition: http://www.change.org/MalalaUS
Irish Petition: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/d%C3%A1il-eireann-nominate-malala-yusufzai-for-the-nobel-peace-prize-4
Spanish Petition: https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/el-nobel-de-la-paz-para-malala
Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala