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Update: Myanmar, “A Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing…” and Aung San Suu Kyi’s Continued Silence….

On Friday, the Dalai Lama became the latest Nobel Peace Prize laureate to raise the issue of Aung San Suu Kyi‘s silence, following statements from Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and the rights advocate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, both of whom called on Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi to take action. According to a […]

UN women’s rights resolution passed despite backlash

Originally posted on Online News Portal:
United States: A UN General Assembly committee has agreed on a landmark first resolution for women’s rights defenders such as Malala Yousafzai, despite a hard fought campaign by an alliance including the Vatican to weaken the measure. A Norwegian-led coalition, which has prepared the resolution for months, had to…

Update: Malala Yousafzai Awarded “International Campaigner of the Year” in The Observerʻs 2013 Ethical Awards

Yousafzai has earned another public honor this week, “International Campaigner of the Year,” courtesy of the British newspaper, The Observer. They report: She has recently launched the Malala Fund, with the support of Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie, who pledged $200,000 to the charity. The first grant of $45,000 was given to an unnamed organisation in […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai will give NY address on Malala Day

Yousafzai’s  first public address will be given on Malala Day – her 16th birthday – on July 12 in New York. According to the Nation, “UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown announced on Friday that Malala is determined to continue campaigning for girls’ education and will speak to a specially convened meeting of […]

UN Declares November 10 Malala Day: Yousefzai continues to lead by example

Malala Yousefzai’s attack by Taliban terrorists backfires on Extremists CNN reported international and Pakistani support for Yousefzai’s courageous leadership to support equal education of girls. Yesterday was Malala Day, and more than 2 million signatures on two separate petitions were presented to the Pakistani government — one from British citizens, and the other from Pakistani […]