Malala Yousafzaï

Malala, Who Was Almost Killed For Trying To Get A Basic Education, Just Won A Place At Oxford

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Malala Yousafzai - the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ rights to education - has won a place t...

This Malala Day We Ask How Young Women Can Take Control Of Their Futures

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

In rural Africa, many girls are celebrating being the first high school graduates in their family, even in an entire community. However most of these young graduates lack the resources to take up university places, and often feel that they now represent an additional burden on already strained household incomes.

Can We All Take A Moment To Remind Ourselves What Empowerment Actually Means?

Phoebe Cleghorn | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Cleghorn

While it may seem reductive to compare the 'empowering' action of posting a photo of some nipples on Instagram to all of the above, it's simply important to remember that we have so much more to offer than just that. It's time that we all realised our true and varied capabilities in inciting genuine positive change. Only then, will we be empowered.

Survival: From Birth to Marriage

Louise Lawless | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Step 1; Make it out of the Womb. (pre-birth) Admittedly, this step is entirely out of your control. Antiquated, discriminatory traditions may be an ob...

Why 2016 Is the Year to Leap, Not Shuffle, Towards Gender Equality

Emily Berrington | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Emily Berrington

International Women's Day is an opportunity to address the enormous forces working against women's rights and preventing true gender equality. It is a chance to petition governments, to challenge, to campaign, to take action. It is also a time to celebrate, to reflect on the achievements that have been made.

Interview With Malala Yousafzai - The Youngest Nobel Prize Winner

James Gilmore | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

There are no words to contest with Malala's sentiment. Whilst jokes about boyfriends and Minions may make her crack up and laugh, there's nothing that can break the focus of her goal.

Why Humanitarian and Pakistani Icon Abdul Sattar Edhi Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Ziauddin Yousafzai | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK
Ziauddin Yousafzai

Edhi not only epitomises the very creation of the Nobel Peace Prize based upon Sir Alfred Nobel's principles of social activism through peaceful means, he is a shining example of how sheer fortitude can create a legacy of real change. I hope his story is heard loudly when the nominations for the 2016 peace prize draw to a close in the coming weeks. In these bleak times whereby we are deluged with humanitarian crisis after crisis, the world can learn much from Edhi's simple yet profoundly illuminating code of conduct - 'live and help live'.

#HerVoice Panel Lead Debate on Gender-Based Violence

Tristen Lee | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Tristen Lee

Earlier this month, Snehalaya UK joined forces with British journalist and campaigner Jenn Selby to launch #HerVoice: an initiative which aims to abol...

Malala Yousafzai Says Emma Watson Made Her Decide She's A Feminist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Malala Yousafzai became a household name when she was shot in the head for speaking out about the Taliban's suppression of education for women. But...

Malala Will Probably Choose Stanford Over Oxford Because It's Sunnier In California

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

When you could pretty much go to university in the world and you're struggling to decide which one to choose, sometimes it can only come down to one t...

Malala Totally Bossed Her GCSEs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Not satisfied with winning a Nobel peace prize, speaking with leaders around the world and campaigning tirelessly for girls' right to an education, Ma...

15 Inspirational Women From Time's Top 100 List

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The official list of Time magazine's top 100 influential people has been revealed. And we're pleased to see 34 truly amazing women featured in the...

10 Quotes That Will Make Sure We Never Forget To #BringBackOurGirls

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

A year ago today, 219 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, in the north-east of Nigeria. The girls were taken by Islamist milita...

Suppression of Women, Culture or Faith?

Meliha Hayat | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Independent Muslim women have achieved great milestones throughout history and continue to break social barriers by using their beliefs as a source of empowerment.

Malala Isn't Happy With Politicians' Efforts To Save Nigerian Schoolgirls...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK

The efforts to save hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are "weak" because their parents are not "politically or financially powerful", Nobel p...

Angelina Jolie Voted Most Admired Woman In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Actress, director, mother, philanthropist and UNHCR special envoy for refugees, Angelina Jolie, has been named the most admired woman in the world. ...

Vocal Heroes: The Year for Women in Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Neela Bettridge

The past year has been one of extremes when it comes to women in leadership. We've had some 'vocal heroes' -- most notably Malala Yousafzai, but also Emma Watson promoting the He for She campaign

Peshawar Killers Must Be Brought to Justice

Kamran Hussain | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Kamran Hussain

The massacre of 142 people of which 132 were Pakistani children is absolutely inhumane. Many more are critically injured and we can expect to see the death toll rise. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Peshawar to the families of the victims is unimaginable.

How Education Has Become a Victim in Pakistan's War on Terror

Meliha Hayat | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

If different decisions had been made in Pakistan's history, this may have been possible but for now the future of good education in Pakistan remains bleak, if the leaders of this country invested more in the their education sector then perhaps the Taliban wouldn't have been able to recruit so many young men into their initiative.

Tragic List Of Children Killed In Peshawar School Massacre Emerges

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

WARNING: THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT, READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED A harrowing list of children killed in the Peshawar school massacre ha...

Taliban Gunmen Kill More Than 100 At Pakistani Military School

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK


Malala's Nobel Prize Ceremony Just Took A Turn For The Kanye...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK

Activist Malala Yousafzai was awarded her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday. The 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor is the younge...

Celebrating All The Women Who've Ever Won A Nobel Prize

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As Malala Yousafzai prepared to formally receive her Nobel Peace Prize, the gender gap in the Nobel sphere was on our minds once more. The 2014 No...

Pakistan Schools Celebrate 'Anti-Malala Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

A organisation representing private schools in Pakistan held an "I am not Malala" day on Monday, condemning the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for what i...

Paloma Faith Interview - Exclusive Footage From the Barbican, and Details About the Special Edition of 'A Perfect Contradiction'

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Eggleton

I am really spoiling you today. To coincide with the release of the stunning footage from her performance at The Barbican, and news of the November release of a special edition of her platinum selling album, I've had a chat with the charming riddle that is Paloma Faith.