"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.
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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. To make a major statement and to show that Canadians believe in Malala's work, we need 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.
While this petition was started in ‘Canada by author Tarek Fatah, almost half the people who have signed the petition come from countries around the world.
This particular petition is being set up for people in Pakistan and from the Pakistani diaspora around the world.
The counter on this petition reflects the cumulative efforts of the original Canadian petition plus all those from around the world.
Nominators and endorsers so far:
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Conservative MP from Calgary
Paul Dewar, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic & MP from Ottawa
Bob Rae, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, MP from Toronto
Daniel Paille, Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto
Salma Ataullahjan, Conservative Senator, Toronto
Prof. Richard Dawkins
Irshad Manji, author and Head of the Moral Courage Project, NYU
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, author and president, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Sunil Dixit, Public policy activist, Freelance, Faculty and Consultant
Bonnie Lloyd, Building Minds in Sudan, Rochester, NY
Najam Sethi, Editor of The Friday Times, Lahore
Nadeem Paracha, columnist, the daily DAWN, Karachi
Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for HR Development & Member of Parliament
Lt. Gen (Retd.) H.S. Panag, GOC-in-C Northern Command, Indian Army
Khaled Almaeena, Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Gazette
Cora Ronai, journalist and author of 'Sapomorfose ou O Príncipe que Coaxava'
Andrew Bartlett, former Senator
Soudeh RAD, Coordinatrice International d'Osez Le Féminisme!
Caroline Fourest, author and essayist
Naser Khader, former member of the Danish Parliament
Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala
UK 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
Indian Petition: http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/nominate-malala-for-the-nobel-peace-prize-nobel4malala