Malala takes her passions to the small screen with Apple
FILE - Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears at the Cricket World Cup opening party along The Mall in London, on May 29, 2019. In her home country, Pakistan, she was outspoken in insisting that girls have a right to an education. You know, I’m still at the stage where I’m exploring ideas. We are often told that you have to grow older and get a PhD or something, and then once you are 50 or 40, then you can change things. Follow that path if you want, but you can change things now as well.
Bangladeshi wins children's prize for fighting cyberbullying
THE HAGUE – A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy won the International Children’s Peace Prize on Friday for his work combating cyberbullying in his country, and he vowed to keep fighting online abuse until it is eradicated. The award is accompanied by a fund of 100,000 euros ($118,225), which is invested by the KidsRights Foundation in projects that are closely linked to the winner’s work. After Yousafzai won the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013, she went on to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a year later for campaigning for girls to have a universal right to education even after she survived being shot by Taliban militants. Addressing Friday's award ceremony via a video link, Yousafzai praised Rahman's work for contributing to internet safety. “Cyberbullying is a violation of that right.”
Harry, Meghan, team with Malala Yousafzai on girls' rights
LONDON – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are joining activist Malala Yousafzai in a video chat about the challenges girls face in accessing education amid the coronavirus pandemic. The video chat covers how the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on young women’s access to education. Yousafzai, who survived a shot in the head after being targeted for campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan, went on to become the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2014. Meghan, now based in California with Harry to seek financial independence from the British monarchy, has campaigned on education for girls for some time. In 2011 the United Nations declared Oct. 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to promote girls’ rights and address the challenges girls face around the world.
Mission accomplished: Malala gets Oxford degree
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for daring to want an education, has completed her degree at Oxford University. The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, now 22, posted images on Twitter of her celebration early Friday upon completing a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford, she tweeted. She went back to school as soon as she could but kept campaigning for the right to an education for others. Her Twitter feed was flooded with expressions of goodwill, including one from NASA astronaut Anne McClain, who studied in England.
Beyonc to give graduation speech alongside the Obamas
NEW YORK Beyonc has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas. YouTube announced Tuesday that Beyonc will deliver an inspirational message to the 2020 class for its Dear Class of 2020" event, which will take place June 6 at 3 p.m. EDT and will stream on YouTube. Barack and Michelle Obama will also speak at the virtual celebration, which will include appearances from Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Malala Yousafzai, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Zendaya, Alicia Keys, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Demi Lovato, Hasan Minhaj and more. Dear Class of 2020" will include music performances from BTS, Lizzo, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Chloe x Halle, Maluma, CNCO and Camila Cabello.
Obama criticizes virus response in online graduation speech
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo former President Barack Obama accepts the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a ceremony in New York. On Saturday, May 16, 2020, Obama plans to speak during Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition, a two-hour livestreaming event for historically black colleges and universities broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. His remarks were unexpectedly political, given the venue, and touched on current events beyond the virus and its social and economic impacts. Obama did not name President Donald Trump or any other federal or state officials in either of his appearances. The commencement remarks were the latest sign that Obama intends to play an increasingly active role in the coming election.
Artist Paints Famous Pakistani Women Through History to Empower Others
Maliha Abidi honors famous Pakistani women by painting their likenesses. She's gathered those portraits in a book, "Pakistan for Women," hoping to inspire others to pursue their dreams. I need to do something with that and that's where the initial idea for 'Pakistan for Women' came about.Reaction to the book has been overwhelmingly positive. I think it's more amazing to me that it's not just people of Pakistan, said Abidi. RELATED STORIESPig Named Pigcasso Paints $1,600 Artworks After Rescue From Slaughterhouse71-Year-Old Retiree Paints Stunning Replicas of Renaissance ArtworksAncient Artwork Found Under 2,000-Year-Old Volcanic Ash