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Educating Pakistan's Girl

Awarding the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai has placed the issue of educational rights for women and girls front and center on the global scene. The 2012 assassination attempt against Yousafzai was a pivotal moment in the...Show More Summary

Good Things of 2014, a Complete List

Derby Frostie Lucy Holly Chris P Hero Debbie Malala winning the Peace Prize Can 2015 possibly surpass it? We’ll just have to wait and see. Never Better, a collection of essays from writers we love, is The Awl’s goodbye to 2014.

See How Many Of 2014's Biggest Events You Can Spot In This Poster

This year has seen a ton of watershed moments, from Scotland's historic vote for independence to the moment humans landed a probe on a comet for the first time ever. In 2014, we also celebrated the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient,...Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Says She Is ‘Heartbroken’ Over School Attack In Pakistan

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 17, has spoken out on the Pakistan school attack, stating that she is ‘heartbroken.’ More than 125 lives were taken in the Taliban terrorist attack on the military school, most of those being children. Show More Summary

Taliban Massacre Of School Children May Have Been In Revenge For Malala Peace Prize

As Pakistan reels in the aftermath of yesterdays Taliban massacre in Peshawar the New York Post is reporting that, Ahmed Rashid, an expert on the Taliban group, claims that the atrocity “may have been committed to send a message to those who support Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai”, an advocate for education of women and children. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai reacts to the horrific Taliban attack on school children in Pakistan: “I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters — but we will never be defeated.” “Some of us on the LGBT spectrum are Black. Our lives matter too.” Camille Cosby says her […]

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, ‘Heartbroken’ By Cowardly Attack In Peshawar,Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, recent 17-year-old recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that she is “heartbroken” by Tuesday’s events in Pakistan when the Taliban opened fire on a military school, claiming more than 120 lives and injuring 114 more. Show More Summary

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai ‘heartbroken’ by Pakistani school massacre

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Earlier this month in Oslo, Malala Yousafzai spoke with cautious hope about the future in her native Pakistan after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.On Tuesday, the 17-year-old said she was “heartbroken” by the latest tragedy: Taliban...Show More Summary

China Continues Rapprochement with Vatican

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang expressed his appreciation for Pope Francis’ decision not to meet with the Dalai Lama, who was in Rome for a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners. Qin said Monday that China had “noticed” the Holy See’s attitude. Show More Summary

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai 'Heartbroken', Condemns 'Cowardly Acts' by Taliban Against Pakistani Schoolchildren

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' right to education, expressed heartbreak at the news of the Taliban's attack on a school in Pakistan where at least 130 people, most of them children, were killed.

What Is Behind The Pope Declining To Meet The Dalai Lama

Pope Francis has been something of a renegade and unafraid of conflict, so it came as a disappointment to many that he refused to give the Dalai Lama an audience when the Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate was in Rome this week. Show More Summary

A Mexican Protester Interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Now His Mom Would Like a Word.

According to the protester's brother, he was hoping to draw attention to the disappearance and presumed mass murder of 42 Ayotzinapa school students in Mexico.

China Awards Dubious 'Confucius Peace Prize' and $15,000 to Dictator Fidel Castro

China's state-run Global Times newspaper announced this week that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, under whose rule thousands of political prisoners were forced into squalid conditions and thousands more were forced to fight in communist...Show More Summary

Nobel winner tells US to drop books — not bombs — on Islamic State jihadists

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The US-led coalition of countries involved in airstrikes against Islamic State will never bomb the jihadist group out of existence, a Nobel peace prize winner warned Friday. Shirin Ebadi was one of Iran’s first female judges. She was demoted after the 1979 Islamic revolution and went on to...

Vatican, Citing 'Delicate Situation,' Rejects Dalai Lama Meeting With Pope

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It's an apparent reference to the Holy See's relations with Beijing. They haven't had diplomatic ties since 1949. Tibet's spiritual leader is in Rome for a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Pope Francis Declines Meeting With Dalai Lama, Due To Possible ‘Inconveniences’

A meeting of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome on Friday was met with conflict when Pope Francis declined a meeting with the Dalai Lama, one on one. The tension arose due to a fear that the meeting might offend China, who has exiled the Tibetan spiritual icon. Show More Summary

The non-Nobel peace prizes trying to reshape the world, one Fidel Castro at a time

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On Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education advocate, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, attended a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, to receive their Nobel Peace Prizes. Yousafzai, who had been shot by the Taliban...Show More Summary

Malala to spend Nobel prize money on childrean education in Pakistan

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she would spend her share of the $1.1 million prize money on projects for education in Pakistan. In an interview with the Pakistan state-run TV along with her father and mother in the United Kingdom, Malala Yousafzai said focus should be on education of girls and that she […]

Watch: Mexican protester seizes Malala’s Nobel spotlight

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MEXICO CITY — It seemed at first like some geopolitical non-sequitur: While the Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai was onstage in Oslo on Wednesday collecting her Nobel Peace Prize, a clean-cut young man in a gray blazer with headphones around his neck jumped in front of her and unfurled a Mexican flag as if he were cheering at the wrong soccer game.Read full article >>

Malala Stands With Mexican Nobel Crasher

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai today expressed sympathy for a Mexican asylum seeker who jumped onto the stage during the award ceremony yesterday in Oslo, and said the incident didn't frighten her. The 17-year-old laureate from Pakistan said young people the world over face problems. "As (he) was from...

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