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.
The first step in this process is to get Malala nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Only certain people, like members of national assemblies such as Dáil Éireann, are allowed put forward nominations. To make a major statement and to show that Ireland believes in Malala's work, we need all 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.
While the first 'Nobel Prize for Malala' petition started in Canada, almost half the people who signed the petition come from countries around the world. Now people 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 a note to Nobel4Malala@gmail.com with your country in the subject line.
Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala
To see the petition in different languages/countries see the links below:
UK Petition: http://www.change.org/nobelformalala
Canadian Petition: http://www.change.org/Malala
French Petition: http://www.change.org/nobelpourmalala
German Petition: https://www.change.org/malalaspreis
Italian Petition: http://www.change.org/nobel-per-malala
Indian Petition: http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/nominate-malala-for-the-nobel-peace-prize-nobel4malala
Pakistani Petition: http://tinyurl.com/a5da4zh
Jennifer Roche started this petition with a single signature, and won with 301,247 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.