Secretary of State, U.S. House and Senate Leaders: Please Nominate Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Petitioned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Rep. Paul Cook
Sen. Mitch McConnell
Sen. Harry Reid
Rep. John Boehner

Secretary of State, U.S. House and Senate Leaders: Please Nominate Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize

    1. Petition by

      Church Women United

Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from Pakistan’s Swat Valley, has become a symbol of non-violent resistance, resilience, courage and commitment. Malala has demonstrated to us the value of one voice to inspire the world to work for peace and justice.

Malala first gained international attention through a blog she wrote for the BBC in which she described her life under the Taliban regime and advocated for educational opportunities for Pakistani girls. Despite enormous pressure to back down and threats to her and her family’s lives, Malala continued to write and speak and advocate. Young Malala was targeted for assassination and was shot and critically wounded last October while walking home from school. Two of her classmates were also wounded. Malala is now recovering in a hospital in Great Britain and is making remarkable progress as people across the globe pray for her recovery.

At great personal risk, Malala has demonstrated to all of us the value and power of one voice. Extremists tried to silence her, but they have only amplified her voice so that it now echoes around the world.

Church Women United, an ecumenical movement representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women, works on behalf of women and children throughout the world. We are moved, humbled and inspired by Malala’s story. She has touched the hearts, stirred the souls and motivated action not just of the women of our movement, but of people of all religions, faiths and creeds around the world.

By nominating Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize, U.S. government leaders on behalf of the American people will not only honor a young woman whose life, actions, and spirit represent the very essence of the award’s purpose, we will send a strong message throughout the world about our nation’s commitment to equality, education, humanity, peace and justice.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent.

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

      Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

    • Anna Bates SANDPOINT, ID
      • almost 2 years ago

      A nomination would support and validate the ongoing struggle against the oppression of women and also send a message against the Taliban and their form of terrorism.

    • Kathryn Kempf JEFFERSONVILLE, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      She personifies young women across the globe that need the freedom of education)

    • Marilyn Bolinger SOUTH BEND, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Education for women is important and should be available for all girls and women.

      • almost 2 years ago

      Malala is the hero of girls Education not only in Pakistan ,but in the world.


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