Nobel Peace Prize for Malala
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Nobel Peace Prize for Malala

    1. Tarek Fatah
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      Tarek Fatah

      Toronto, Canada

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January 2014

Victory

From Tarek Fatah: "We did it! 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."

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.

Worldwide support 

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:

Canada:

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

International:
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

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 75,000 signatures
    2. Huffington Post article about the #Nobel4Malala campaign

      Jordy Gold
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the series on Huffington Post Canada all about how Change helps people run powerful campaigns. Part 1 features the 'Nobel For Malala' petition that started in Canada and sparked a global phenomenon.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jordy-gold/malala-nobel-prize_b_2277968.html

      A Nobel Prize for Malala: Would You Vote Yes?

      On October 9, millions were shocked to hear that 15-year-old Malala Yusufzai, the Pakistani girls' education rights advocate, had been shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Tarek Fatah, decided to take a few minutes to put up a petition on Change.org asking the Nobel Foundation to select Malala for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

    3. Pakistani school children sing, "Get well soon, Malala..."

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      "Get Well Soon Malala" Song

      Students of Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 sing a "Get Well Soon Malala" song. Malala Yousafzai was shot in October and the incident made local and international headlines. For many of the students at Bostaan'ilm School, the shooting hit close to home (a Pathan girl from their country, close to their age, getting shot for going to school).

    4. Malala Tops Five Most Inspiring Millennial Women of 2012

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Top 5 Most Inspiring Millennial Women of 2012

      The time of the year for "best of" lists has arrived. Whether it is Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year award (LeBron James) or a myriad of other categories, these lists ask us to look back and recount the people and events who have impacted our lives.

    5. Glamour Magazine promotes petition to nominate Malala for Nobel

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Think Malala Yousafzai Should Win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize? Then Sign This Petition!: The Conversation

      Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who is an outspoken advocate for girls' access to education, is still recovering after being shot in the head by the Taliban. The outpouring of support for her has united out every corner of the globe--so much so that many believe Malala deserves a nod for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.

    6. Canadian Senator Salma Ataullahjan in The Globe & Mail on Malala

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      “Malala has drawn a red line between barbarism and civilization”

      Malala Yousafzai drew a 'red line'

      This undated photo released by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, shows Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, as she continues her recovery in hospital in Birmingham, England Queen Elizabeth Hospital/AP video Video: Malala overwhelmed by worldwide support When I was 15 in the historic city of Peshawar, in the province of Pakhtunkhwa, my sisters and cousins could never have imagined a day when simply going to school would jeopardize our lives.

    7. Malala Yusufzai makes it into Oslo newspaper centre-spread

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Malala Centrespread in Oslo

      My petition to have Malala Yusufzai nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize makes it in an Oslo newspaper centre-spread.

    8. City of Toronto votes unanimously to endorse Nobel for Malala

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      City of Toronto votes unanimously to endorse Malala for Nobel Peace Prize

      Today, Toronto City Council supported Councillor Paula Fletcher's motion to endorse the nomination of Malala Yousafzai for a Nobel Peace Prize. On October 9, 2012 Malala was shot by the Taliban while riding the school bus.

    9. Malala ranks 6th on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers

      Tarek Fatah
      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.

    10. South Africa's FairLady Magazine on the Nobel Prize for Malala

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Nobel Peace Prize for Malala? | FYI | Fairlady

      Could Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who survived a gun attack by the Taliban, be the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? On 9 October 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. This was in response to her campaign against the destruction of girls' schools in Pakistan.

    11. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 'The Malala Effect'

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Today, November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On this occasion the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay writes about 'The Malala Effect'.

      UNHCR on The Malala Effect

      UNHCR on The Malala Effect - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Today, November 25, is the 'Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women'. To mark the day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay writes about "The Malala Effect."

    12. Why I started the petition to nominate Malala for the Nobel Prize

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      CTV News interviews me after Prime Minister Harper backs my petition to nominate Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

      CTV News Channel: Nobel Prize for Malala

      News video from Canada and around the world. Live breaking news, national news, sports, business, entertainment, health, politics and more from CTVNews.ca. Daily top stories and updated news headlines. CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News Channel, Canada AM, and more.

    13. Ricochet - A song by SamanthaAnne inspired by Malala

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Ricochet (Malala's Song)

      All proceeds received by SamanthaAnneMusic, LLC will be donated to MalalaFund.org (a great cause, by the way!). 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.

    14. For Malala, all of Canada comes together!

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      For Malala: The Girl who Scared the Taliban

      We did it! After tens of thousands of Canadians and even more people from around the world signed my petition on Change.org, we got every single party leader to get behind the campaign to unanimously nominate Malala Yousufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

    15. First Victory for the Malala Yusufzai Petition

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Here is the press release from Change.org after all of Canada's political parties and their leaders signed the petition to nominate Malala for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

      First Victory for Malala Petition!

      First Victory for Malala Petition! - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free.

    16. Canada's Prime Minister nominates Malala for Nobel Prize

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada nominates Pakistan's Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

      Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada nominates Pakistan's Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

      Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada nominates Pakistan's Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada nominates Pakistan's Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

    17. Miami Herald on the 'Miracle of Malala'

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      The miracle of Malala Yousafzai against Taliban in Pakistan - Leonard Pitts Jr. - MiamiHerald.com

      "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways." I am not here to tell you God's will. The temptation to do so is powerful, in light of the news out of a hospital in the United Kingdom: Malala has received a miracle. You remember Malala Yousafzai, of course.

    18. Italy's Nobel Laureate Dario Fo writes in la Republica on Malala

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      86-year old Italian playwright and 1997 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature endorses the petition to nominate Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Here it is with one of his two paintings of the Pakistani girl who shook the world.

      Change.org Italia's Twitter Photo

      Su Repubblica il quadro e la poesia di @Dario_Fo a sostegno della campagna su http://t.co/cL0kRai7 #Nobel4Malala http://t.co/AKKNRXqV

    19. Italian newspaper la Republica backs Malala for Nobel Prize

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Nobel per la Pace a Malala Yousufzai firmano anche Dario Fo e Franca Rame - Repubblica.it

      "La ferocia e la crudeltà travolgono ogni dimensione umana quando si scontrano con la voglia di libertà e la bellezza", ha detto il grande commediografo che ha ottenuto il riconoscimento per la Letteratura nel 1997. Continua la campagna che ha già raccolto 130mila firme nel mondo. L'appello ai parlamentari italiani

    20. Pakistan's leading female parliamentarian Bush Gohar back Malala

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Bushra Gohar is the Senior Vice President of Pakistan's liberal-secular party, the ANP that governs the northwest province of Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa and is leading the fight against the Taliban.

      #Pakistan petition for #Malala for Nobel Peace Prize. Pl sign today! http://t.co/ZWvpQi2j … … … via @change @fispahani
      Nov 16 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

      Bushra Gohar's Twitter

      Pakistan petition for #Malala for Nobel Peace Prize. Pl sign today! http://t.co/ZWvpQi2j ... ... ... via @change @fispahani

    21. Canada's opposition Bloc Quebecois also nominates Malala Yusufzai

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Letter to the Nobel Committee by Bloc Quebecois leader Daniel Paillé nominating Malala Yusufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

      Letter by Bloc Quebecois Leader Nominating Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize

      Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site.

    22. Reached 50,000 signatures
    23. "For Malala..." A poem by Anushka Ataullahjan

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      For Malala...

      For Malala... - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. A poem for Malala Yusufzai by Anushka Ataullahjan

    24. Saudi Gazette editor-in-chief Khaled Almaeena backs Malala for Nobel Prize

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

    25. New York Times on the campaign to nominate Malala for Nobel Prize

      Tarek Fatah
      Petition Organizer

      Pakistani Girl, Continuing Her Recovery, Reads in Hospital

      The 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban attacker because of her activism for girls education has been photographed reading from her hospital bed in England, where she is being treated. The teenager, Malala Yousafzai, was shot while riding in a school bus on Oct.

    Supporters

    @jianghomeshi

    Nov 23, 2012

    Please consider also signing this petition started by @TarekFatah for a Nobel Peace Prize for #Malala - http://t.co/zChK0zfy #humanrights

    jian ghomeshi
    145k followers

    @pmharper

    Nov 21, 2012

    Laureen and I are proud to sign the petition to nominate Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace prize http://t.co/QvJLKmzq #Nobel4malala

    Stephen Harper
    260k followers

    @SenatorSalma

    Nov 10, 2012

    Every girl has the right to an education. Supporting #Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize. #MalalaDay #TheGirlWhoStoodUp

    Salma Ataullahjan
    172 followers

    @BBhuttoZardari

    Nov 10, 2012

    Just signed this petition for a Nobel Peace Prize for Malala. Please join me by signing too: http://t.co/HiKnTzGM #MalalaDay

    BilawalBhuttoZardari
    29.5k followers

    @KhaledAlmaeena

    Nov 10, 2012

    @TarekFatah Will do.Also passing it on to others.#saudi @GiovannaGabriel @Ghada1980

    Khaled Almaeena
    3.54k followers

    @DanielPaille

    Nov 05, 2012

    J'ai signé la pétition pour décerner le prix Nobel de la paix à Malala. Faites-en autant ! http://t.co/CrH724mS #Nobel4Malala

    Daniel Paillé
    2.4k followers

    @TOMayorFord

    Nov 05, 2012

    Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yusufzai petition at this link: http://t.co/a8ZphjpA @TarekFatah #Toronto #Malala #TOpoli

    Mayor Rob Ford
    25.1k followers

    @PaulDewar

    Nov 01, 2012

    On behalf of Canada's New Democrats, I have added our support to #Nobel4Malala campaign. http://t.co/A2pOcfli

    Paul Dewar
    10.2k followers

    @NadeemfParacha

    Oct 26, 2012

    RT “@najamsethi: Pl sign petition for Nobel Peace Prize to Malala. She represents the promised future of Pakistan. http://t.co/OyfE2Gj0”

    Nadeem F. Paracha
    25.5k followers

    @AndrewBartlett

    Oct 30, 2012

    "Kindly support & RT our girl #Malala for Nobel Peace Prize - http://t.co/nwDLXNmp via @TarekFatah ”

    Andrew Bartlett
    6.51k followers

    @rwac48

    Oct 30, 2012

    @sudixitca @tarekfatah Count me in.

    Lt Gen H S Panag(R)
    7.82k followers

    @cronai

    Oct 30, 2012

    @TarekFatah @AndrewBartlett This is such a great idea! Congratulations from a Brazilian journalist.

    Cora Ronai
    73.7k followers

    @ShashiTharoor

    Oct 30, 2012

    @TarekFatah @sudixitca terrific idea. Thanks.

    Shashi Tharoor
    1.54M followers

    @IrshadManji

    Oct 26, 2012

    @TarekFatah Done. But the q is not whether Malala will win Nobel peace prize; rather, whether Nobel peace prize is worthy of *her.*

    IrshadManji
    11.9k followers

    @najamsethi

    Oct 25, 2012

    Pl sign petition to award Nobel Peace Prise to Malala Yousafzai. She represents the promised future of Pakistan. http://t.co/cPF70iyk

    Najam Sethi
    67.9k followers

    @kenneyjason

    Oct 24, 2012

    I have written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee nominating the brave young Pakistani woman Malala Yousafzai: http://t.co/IOJLKD6d #Malala

    Jason Kenney
    15.8k followers

    @RichardDawkins

    Oct 20, 2012

    Shot for wanting girls educated. Kick the Taliban in their nasty little balls. Sign for Nobel Peace Prize for Malala. http://t.co/Wja0xoHF

    Richard Dawkins
    516k followers

    @TarekFatah

    Oct 23, 2012

    Please join @RichardDawkins, @BobRaeMP and 17,000 others. Nominate Malala Yusufzai 4 the Nobel Peace Prize. http://t.co/qmUnnjSU via @change

    Tarek Fatah
    10k followers

    @bobraeMP

    Oct 23, 2012

    I am nominating Malala Yusufzai for the Nobel Peace Prize. We need to do all possible to champion this brave advocate for equality.

    Bob Rae
    31.5k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Ahmad Yousuf TORONTO, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      She stands for human rights and does it in the face of danger

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    • Joanne Tan SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • 3 months ago

      I've seen the documentary on her story and I am very proud of what she did to stand up against oppressors of education & women. She is a very brave woman and should be credited for her stand on girls' education rights

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    • Martijn Hazenoot NOORDWIJK, NETHERLANDS
      • 3 months ago

      She is very couragious and a great role model

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    • Mary Wold BOWLING GREEN, OH, HUNGARY
      • 3 months ago

      To support the courage of one so young who carries leadership and a message of stewardship of our humanity. Her voice is representative of an ennobling cause that deserves global support. This award would not be a political victory, it is a sign of humanity for those who still suffer from social, political and religious tyranny. Thank you for your willingness to move the mountain.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • supinda rajniyom BANGKOK, THAILAND
      • 4 months ago

      because i like her's opinion and

      her bold to call freedom to educations.

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