Take a Stand for the Girl Who Stood Up: Nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Petitioned Sec of State Hillary Rodham Clinton & Former Sec of State Condoleezza Rice

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Sec of State Hillary Rodham Clinton & Former Sec of State Condoleezza Rice
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs: State Dept
Tara Sonenshine
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights: State Dept
Maria Otero

Take a Stand for the Girl Who Stood Up: Nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize

    1. Bonnie S. Lloyd
    2. Petition by

      Bonnie S. Lloyd

      Rochester, NY, NY

Update: Check out this video of "Ricochet (Malala's song)" written in support of Malala -- and of my petition. 

All Malala wants to do is go to school. She almost died for it.

On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was gunned down for the “crime” of going to school. Today the world stands with this remarkable girl, a girl so brave she stood up to the Taliban, a group so evil they stalk and murder innocent children for the “sin” of seeking education.

Tarek Fatah of Canada started a petition to nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize; petitions from Germany, England and France have swiftly followed. I want my country, the United States of America, to join in this historic moment of empowerment for girls and women everywhere.

As an educator and board member of a non-profit dedicated to providing educational opportunity to children in South Sudan, I know first-hand the value of education for all children. I stand with Malala in her passion; I ask the citizens of the United States to stand with her too.

These are bold times for girls and women. Girls are going to school in places where it was unthinkable a generation ago. Women fill the jobs of doctor, lawyer, and politician. Travesties of justice – rape, battering, “honor” killings, sex slavery, servitude, genital mutilation – are no longer in the closet. The world knows the truth now.  

Yet there is much to do, as Malala’s wounds attest. The hopes and dreams of girls throughout the world are no longer hidden – silent, muffled, afraid. Civilization is at the crossroads of opportunity to accept this call to action. 

This is why I am asking Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to nominate Malala Yousafzai for a Nobel Peace Prize.  

By nominating Malala Yousafzai, these global leaders will send a clear message: We stand with Malala and with girls everywhere in their fight for the right to equal opportunity through education. 

Recent signatures


    1. Malala’s Father Named UN Adviser on Education

      Bonnie S. Lloyd
      Petition Organizer


      LONDON: The father of Malala Yousufzai, the girl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, has been named a UN special adviser on global education, UN envoy Gordon Brown said on Monday.

      Brown added that the 15-year-old schoolgirl, who is recovering in a British hospital after being brutally attacked on her school bus on October 9, would join the campaign when she is better.

      Ziauddin Yousufzai, Malala’s father, is a former teacher and headmaster and has been appointed to help in what Brown has dubbed a new ‘Malala Plan’ to get all girls into school around the world by the end of 2015.

      Brown is also pushing for Malala’s birthday, July 12th, to be designated a day of action each year when children around the world are invited to march, demonstrate, petition and pray for education to be delivered worldwide.

    2. UK Pakistani Community to Builld School Honoring Malala

      Bonnie S. Lloyd
      Petition Organizer

      MINGORA: Members of the Pakistani community in the United Kingdom would collect funds for establishing a school named after Malala Yousafzai in Swat district.


    3. Reached 200,000 signatures
    4. Malala ranks 6th on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list - The Exp

      Rachel LaBruyere
      Petition Organizer

      Malala ranks 6th on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list - The Express Tribune

      'For standing up to the Taliban, and everything they represent' made Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old child activist hailing from Swat valley, shine on the number 6 spot of the Top 100 Global Thinkers list. The list was released by Foreign Policy (FP) magazine on Monday, November 26, 2012.

    5. Ricochet - A song by SamanthaAnne inspired by Malala

      Bonnie S. Lloyd
      Petition Organizer

      Ricochet (Malala's Song)

      All proceeds received by SamanthaAnneMusic, LLC will be donated to MalalaFund.org. If you live in the US, sign Bonnie Lloyd's petition to Nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize at www.change.org Ricochet should be available on iTunes on December 4, 2012. In the meantime, it can be purchased on Samantha's website (see below).

    6. Decision-maker Jill Low responds:

      Jill Low

      I want to know how you got my email address. You are invading my privacy and need to STOP IT NOW. I have over 16,000 emails in my mail box because of BONNIE S. LLOYD.

    7. Decision-maker Jill Low responds:

      Jill Low

      I am getting thousands of copy of this petition. MAKE IT STOP.

    8. Decision-maker Jill Low responds:

      Jill Low

      I have received over 10,000 copies of responses to this petition. I don't know how you got my email but it has to stop NOW. Please remove my email address: You have Jill Low @ jlow@stanford.edu. This is disrupting my work. Judy Low

    9. Reached 150,000 signatures



    Nov 13, 2012

    This is powerful-talk about girl power... http://t.co/O4OCZ6PR

    ian somerhalder


    Nov 09, 2012

    Take a Stand for the Girl Who Stood Up: Nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize http://t.co/gc57jj0u via @change

    Jane Caro

    Reasons for signing

    • Molly Wenig ROCK SPRINGS, WY
      • 2 months ago

      This child is a hero.

    • Alex Beaton OTTAWA, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Everyone should have a right to education. Malala is standing up for what she believes in and is fighting for a cause that many adults would be frightened of

    • Jennifer Yeager VISTA, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Because I support the advancement of women in all fields of study and that requires education.

    • Tiffany Dimm LANCASTER, PA
      • 3 months ago

      I remember when I first heard the news of Malala's shooting. I am only a few months younger than she, and I was amazed that a girl just like me could have such boldness, intelligence, resilience, and courage. Malala has never backed down from speakng for what she knows is right and now we must speak up to give her the honor she deserves. I am a studious high school student with my eyes on the future, and I believe every girl should have the same opportunities I do. Education is paramount to success, and forced ignorance chains women to the home. Malala is an incredible young lady with traits beyond her years and she must be honored. She is my role model and the role models of many other girls across the world. Her courage inspires us. And makes me appreciate the education I am given.

    • robert stafford SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Heck yeah!


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