Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

When fundamentalist religion battles education

When fundamentalist religion battles education

Meredith Tax – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD/50:50) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: At a time when global warming requires that we do our most creative thinking, public education and free thought are under attack by both austerity programs and religious fundamentalism. So where are our new creative thinkers supposed to come from? When the city […]

Don’t tell Muslim women what to wear

Don’t tell Muslim women what to wear

Frida Ghitis – CNN – Thursday, 07 November 2013 (originally published  04 Nov) (CNN) — When a police officer demanded that she cover her hair, Amira Osman Hamed simply refused. “I’m Muslim, and I’m not going to cover my head,” she declared. For that, the 35-year-old Sudanese engineer was arrested last August and charged with […]

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Recently assessing that civilian deaths through drone strikes in Pakistan may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International has released a groundbreaking new report on how U.S. drones are also killing those who are innocent. To bring the facts forward, Amnesty International carefully studied 45 drone strikes that […]

New book from Malala Yousafzai details journey from schoolgirl to activist

New book from Malala Yousafzai details journey from schoolgirl to activist

Jill Lawless – Globe and Mail – Friday, 10 October 2013 (originally published 08 Oct) A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and Twilight movies. Today she’s the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls’ education – and […]

What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke

What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke

Nation – Wednesday, 17 July 2013 (originally published 16 Jul) JAXSON KHAN  –  On July 12, 2013, youth took over the United Nations. Hundreds came to hear Malala Yousafzai – the Pakistani girl who was shot on a school bus last year by the Taliban for standing up for her and other girls’ right to […]

“Now it’s time to speak up!” says Pakistani education hero Malala Yousafzai at UN ‘Malala Day’

“Now it’s time to speak up!” says Pakistani education hero Malala Yousafzai at UN ‘Malala Day’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: On her 16th birthday bringing a message of hope, courage and fortitude to the world on ‘Malala Day’, Pakistan’s education heroine Malala Yousafzai spoke to youth attending the United Nations using words that cannot be forgotten.  “Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day for […]