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December 23, 2015

Education
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafza speaks during a news conference following her address at the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York She Made Herself Malala

I had the honor of meeting Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and her father this past summer, during their visit to the United States. Malala became an internationally-known activist, after…

April 4, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Children attending class at Khushal school in Pakistan Malala and Investing in Pakistan’s Breakthrough Generation, From the Classroom to the Workplace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan this past week, her first visit to her home country since she was shot by Taliban militants in 2012. Ret…

October 10, 2014

Asia
Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai poses for pictures at the United Nations in New York, New York, August 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Carlo Allegri). Malala’s Nobel Prize Highlights Girls’ Education

This morning’s awarding of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, along with children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi of India, comes at an important moment. Ms. Yousafzai, …

December 16, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Schoolchildren cross a road as they move away from a military run school that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Paksitan, December 16, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Khuram Parvez). Despite Pakistan School Attack, Malala’s Dream “Will Never Be Defeated”

This morning, Pakistani Taliban militants armed with guns and explosives stormed a school in Peshawar. After an eight-hour battle with security forces, over 140 students and teachers were dead. This …

October 10, 2014

Asia
Malala Malala's Nobel Prize Highlights Girls' Education

This morning’s awarding of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, along with children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi of India, comes at an important moment. Ms. Yousafzai, …

June 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a G7 and Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting as part of a G7 summit in the Charlevoix. Canada Called for a Feminist G7: Did Charlevoix Deliver?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised unprecedented emphasis on women and girls over the course of this year’s Group of Seven (G7) deliberations. A group of women’s rights organizations ass…

December 16, 2014

Asia
Peshawar-2014-12-16-2 Despite Pakistan School Attack, Malala’s Dream “Will Never Be Defeated”

This morning, Pakistani Taliban militants armed with guns and explosives stormed a school in Peshawar. After an eight-hour battle with security forces, over 140 students and teachers were dead. This …

November 12, 2015

Education
Schoolgirls balance on a wall in Kabul Like Malala’s Struggle in Pakistan, the Fight Continues for Girls’ Education in Neighboring Afghanistan

A little over a year ago, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with another children’s rights activist. Yousafzai was awarded the prize, at age seventeen, making her the youn…

October 10, 2017

Gender
Girl child International Day of the Girl Child

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises," aimed at highlighting how conflict …

September 19, 2017

Myanmar
A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 8, 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the Myanmar military attacks the Rohingya minority, the country's female leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has done little to stop the violence. The harsh lesson from it all: women leaders do not always p…