Nominate #Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize #Nobel4Malala
On October 9, 2012, 15-year old Malala Yousafzai 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 claim the right to education of girls worldwide. Her courage, tenacity, and grace under pressure makes us believe that Malala should be nominated for, and should win the Nobel Peace Prize next year.
The first step in the process is to get Malala nominated for the prize and only certain people, like a national politician, or professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology can do this. That’s why I am Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. S.M. Krishna, Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor, and various professors from the Faculty of Social Sciences, DU, to nominate Malala.
Malala’s struggle represents that of every child, and every human being, who demands and should be provided with basic rights such as education. One child’s struggle has become the world’s rallying cry. Her fight is ours too. It affects every one of us. I am Malala. You are too. Your one signature could be the reason that human rights, child rights, and education rights will be viewed in a new light by all powerful international organizations.
Malala doesn’t just represent one young woman; she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender. 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, including the right to education for girls. Your signature can make this all-important difference.
There are ‘Malalas’ all over the globe, fighting, sometimes at great personal cost, to make sure that people around the world receive the justice and rights that they, themselves, were denied. It’s time to support them, to bolster them. This petition originates in India, Pakistan’s neighbor. It proves that the quest for justice and recognition of valor transcends boundaries and nationalities. Prove that you stand for equality, for humanity. Sign this petition.
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