Court Favours School Board Over Parental Religious Rights

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The six-year battle on what children are taught at school versus at home was appealed to the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice. The ruling says inclusion and equity come before individual religious accommodation in public schools. On Wednesday, November 22, the Court dismissed a case by Steve Tourloukis, a Greek Orthodox […]

Malala Yousafzai to attend Oxford University

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She’s setting the example while fighting for everyone to follow. Malala Yousafzai, 20, a women’s rights activist has been accepted to the University of Oxford for philosophy, politics and economics. Her passion and activism for women’s rights became clear to the world when she was shot in Pakistan in 2012 […]

Malala’s Friends Who Were Also Shot At Receive Offers To Edinburgh University

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Malala and her friends were walking home after taking a chemistry exam in Mingora on a Tuesday in October 2012 when two men, who were a part of the Taliban, stopped and shot at them. Malala was shot in the forehead and the other two, Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramen, […]

Happy Birthday Malala!

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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize turns 19 today. Yousafzai is known around the world as the girl who got shot by the Taliban for demanding that she and all other girls be able to receive an education. After surviving the incident she has dedicated her […]

And She’s Not Sorry.

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By Sijal Rehmane We’ve already spoken about Malala Yousafzai on this blog. We’ve also been vocal about how we feel regarding Madonna’s very special tribute to her at an L.A. concert which took place the very next day. However, the time has now come to have a more serious talk […]

Malala Yousafzai: Targeted for Advocating Education for Girls

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By Sijal Rehmane Malala Yousafzai is the extremely brave 14 –year-old activist of Swat Valley in North-Western Pakistan, who has been rallying for girls’ education since she was 11 years old. Her blog on BBC Urdu, titled Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl, chronicled her experiences as the Taliban shut down […]