Target: Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Goal: Nominate girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Recently, Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head and neck by members of the Taliban while traveling home from school with two other girls. The shooter, who boarded the van in which she was riding, requested her by name and fired the three lethal shots. Miraculously, she survived and has since been recovering in a British hospital.
Targeted because of her work promoting the education of girls and young women in her home country, as well as shedding a light on life under Taliban control, Malala’s story has reverberated around the world and she has become a national (and world-wide) hero. “Malala doesn’t just represent one young woman, she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender,” explained Shahida Choudhary, an activist from the United Kingdom. “There are girls like Malala in the UK and across the world. I was one of them.”
Despite the horrific circumstances, Malala’s message has echoed throughout the world. In her honor, the United Nations designated Saturday, November 10, to be “Malala Day”. All around the world, millions have celebrated the young girl and the work she has done for the millions of girls who are unable to attend school. Now, a new campaign has sprung up—one that seeks to nominate Malala for a Nobel Peace Prize.
As a premier supporter of equality, peace and justice, Malala is a great contender for the prize. To show your support for the brave young activist, sign the petition below to nominate Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dear Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,
Malala Yousafzai was recently shot by members of the Taliban while traveling home from school. Despite her young age, Malala has been a staunch supporter of the education of young girls in her home country, where the Taliban has been working to make it impossible for young girls to attend school. Additionally, she has been a prominent voice in educating the world about life under the Taliban’s oppressive rule.
While Malala has spent the last month in recovery, her plight and message have only grown stronger, with many pledging their support each and every day. As a premier supporter of equality, peace and justice, Malala is a perfect recipient for the Nobel Peace Prize. I urge you to consider the young and brave activist for this honor. Thank you.
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