Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has a new book highlighting the stories of young women impacted by global immigration policies. In "We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World," she not only tells her own story of displacement after being shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in her home country of Pakistan, but also the stories of other displaced women she's met. "Oftentimes when we hear about refugees we hear about them in figures and numbers. We hear about them, but we never hear from them. We never hear what they want to say, what their dreams are, their aspirations are," Yousafzai said Monday on "CBS This Morning." The Oxford University student said she hopes people will learn more about refugees by hearing from them. "For most of these girls, most of these women and children around the world who are going through conflicts right now, going through wars right now, their last choice is to become refugees, but that's often the only choice … [Read more...] about Malala Yousafzai amplifies voices of refugee girls in new book, “We Are Displaced”
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THE Nobel Peace Prize has been won by some of history's most famous and iconic figures like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Barack Obama. The award is one of five - including Chemistry, Literature, Physics and Medicine - set up by Swedish industrialist, inventor and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018? Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the 2018 Nobel peace prize. They were recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war. The committee said Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege had been “the foremost, most unifying symbol both nationally and internationally of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflict”. Nadia Murad of the Yazidi minority in Iraq was captured by Isis, raped and subjected to other abuses. The committee said she showed “uncounted courage in recounting her own suffering”. The winners are receiving their award today, December 10 … [Read more...] about Who won the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, who won in past years and what did Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad do?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Lillian Brown Globe Correspondent December 07, 2018 Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership awarded activist Malala Yousafzai with the 2018 Gleitsman Award Thursday night, in recognition of her mission to ensure that all girls have access to education.“I’m ... very grateful for the Gleitsman Award because it is a huge honor and it is a reminder for me how important this work is, the work of girls’ education,” Yousafzai told the audience, a packed crowd of about 700 people. The award includes a $125,000 prize.Yousafzai, 21, first came to international attention in 2012. After speaking out in support of girls’ rights to education, a masked gunman boarded her school bus in Pakistan and shot her point blank in the head. Yousafzai survived and, after recovering in the United Kingdom, co-founded the Malala Fund, which … [Read more...] about Malala Yousafzai receives award for activism at Harvard, offers advice to incoming lawmakers
News / UK and world by Press Association December 7, 2018, 11:34 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has been honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Ms Yousafzai received the 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Ms Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognised for her global work supporting schooling for all children. As a teenager in Pakistan, she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. She later founded the non-profit Malala Fund to support her work. Harvard officials saidher story has inspired a generation of boys and girls to follow in her footsteps. Now 21, Ms Yousafzai is a student at Oxford University. The Gleitsman Award provides 125,000 US dollars for activism that has improved quality of life around the world. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the … [Read more...] about Malala Yousafzai wins Harvard award for education activism
Published 3:08 am CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) was honored Thursday by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. Yousafzai received the 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard's Kennedy School. Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognized for her global work supporting schooling for all children. As a teen in Pakistan, she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. She later founded the nonprofit Malala Fund to support her work. Harvard officials say her story has inspired a generation of boys and girls to follow in her footsteps. Now 21, Yousafzai is a student at Oxford University in England. The Gleitsman Award provides $125,000 for activism that has improved quality of life around the world. … [Read more...] about Malala Yousafzai receives Harvard award for activism