Why Malala Yousafzai is the Girl we Teenagers Should Aspire to Be Like

Alix Long | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

Malala Yousafzai is not only 'The Girl who was Shot by the Taliban'. She is the girl we teenagers should aspire to be like. She is the girl who will shape our generation, and remind future ones that with the power of education, one can achieve anything and everything.

The Path to Better Education in Pakistan

Aaron Benavot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
Aaron Benavot

Improving quality in Pakistan would also be a huge breakthrough. In rural areas many primary schools lack sufficient classrooms to provide a proper five year cycle: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for example, more than half of the schools do not contain the requisite 5 classrooms (one per grade). If you were a parent, would you send your children to school, and keep them there, if school conditions meant that your children were unlikely to learn the basics?

One Month on, the World Must Stand Up for Education

Tanya Barron | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Tanya Barron

Malala Yousafzai's shooting and the Nigerian abduction are at the same, extreme end of a spectrum of belief which sadly exists across many parts of the world; a belief that girls shouldn't have the chance to learn.

#BringBackOurGirls: To Help Our Girls Have a Future and Opportunities

Yetunde Adediran | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK
Yetunde Adediran

What's happening in Nigeria is exceedingly complicated, and it's not something I would normally write about. But as a female educator, I feel it's my responsibility in keeping the crisis in the news as important, which might influence freeing (or finding) these innocent girls' and giving them a future together with opportunities.

Silencing Malala Yousafzai and the Brown Man's "Honor Complex"

Meriam Sabih | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

Those who want to paint Malala as an easily influenced "tool" and not as a strong young woman driving an inspirational campaign have failed to really listen to her message.

Malala Book Banned In EVERY Pakistani Private School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Malala's memoir has been banned in every one of Pakistan's private schools as she is "representing the West", according to education officials. The...

David Miliband Warns Nobel Prize Award 'Dangerous' For Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Miliband has warned that the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is ironi...

LOOK: Malala Rethinks Taliban Shoe-Deterrent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

Malala Yousafzai says she decided against hitting the Taliban with a shoe - because she didn't want to stoop to their level. The teenage Nobel ...

Malala Addresses Crowd As 'Fellow Brummies'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has paid tribute to the power of books as she opened a£188 million civi...

Malala Yusufzai Is Being Exploited by the West and Its Stooges

Sofia Ahmed | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sofia Ahmed

The sight of white men in suits applauding and gushing at Malala Yusufzai's speech at the United Nations, the media frenzy and vociferous support on social media was nauseating for me. Not because I deny Malala the right to campaign for what she does. It was more due to the sickening double-standards at play.

Assed Baig's Skin Deep Analysis of the West and Malala

John Sargeant | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

What "saved" Malala was not a knight in shining armour, but a skilled experienced team of specialised trauma surgeons and intensive care staff in the UK. That a 15 year old being shot for writing about civil rights might strike a chord with activists on these global universal human rights issues should not surprise us, except perhaps Baig and others that suggest a Western saviour complex.

'Dear Malala, This Is Why We Shot You'

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

A senior Pakistan Taliban leader has written to Malala Yousafzai explaining why she was shot and expressing regret that the attempted assassination ev...

Britain's Students Need to Learn From Malala

Freya Bromley | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Malala spoke about the threat of the Taliban on a Pakistani talk show, "Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right ... If a Talib is coming, I will pull off my sandal and slap him on the face." These words from a 16 year-old-girl put the hundreds of tardy teenagers who cannot bring themselves to get out of bed for school to shame.

'The Taliban Thought The Bullet Would Silence Us, But They Failed'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for championing the rights to women's education received a standing ovation after she t...

Education in Conflict-Torn Syria: We Are All Malala

Cat Carter | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK
Cat Carter

Today is Malala Day. Her 16th birthday. Less than a year ago she became a victim of an attack on education, when she was shot and almost fatally wounded by armed men on her way back from school. Her bravery has shone a light on the scale of the educational crisis the world still faces, as well as the struggle for a future faced by children living in areas affected by conflict. The situation in Syria typifies this struggle.

Joyful Reunion for Malala

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A picture is worth a thousand words - and the images of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, as she is reunited with her li...

Malala Makes First Donation From New Education Charity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl brought to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban, has announced the first donation from her n...

'I Want To Tell My Story'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban has signed a book deal worth a reported £2m. Malala Yousafzai said she w...

'I Have Achieved My Dream'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | David Hobbs | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has attended her first day of school just weeks after being released from ...

Malala Discharged From Hospital

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

A Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital in the UK after making a good recovery f...

'God Has Given Me A New Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

The Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has spoken of being given "a new life" to serve the people who have prayed for her, in a vide...

The Week That Was: Women's Issues

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

While the debate continues over whether 2012 really was the so-called 'year of the woman' (or "year of the year of the woman" as the New York Times dubbed it, 2013 has so far been something of a mixed bag for the fairer sex. The news, uncovered on Friday, that the Church of England is to lift its ban on gay members of the clergy from becoming bishops, was undoubtedly a huge step in the right direction for the Church, but it rather showed up the fact that women still don't get the same privilege.

Malala Leaves Hospital Four Months After Being Shot In The Head

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban has been released from hospital in Birmingham, four months after the attack took plac...

More Surgery Planned For Malala Yousafzai

PA | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl shot in the head by the Taliban will undergo reconstructive surgery in the next month, her doctors say. Malala Yousafzai was sho...

Malala's Father Given Diplomatic Job In Switzerland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been given a diplomatic job in the UK, Pakistan's High Commissioner to ...