Friday, October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize. Malala won along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.
Satyarthi, 60, dedicated his prize to children in slavery, telling CNN-IBN: “It’s an honour to all those children who are still suffering in slavery, bonded labour and trafficking.”
The Nobel committee said it “regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism”.
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  1. In the book ENGAGE published by Pace e Bane, Sue Monk Kidd wrote an essay about two men who put down her daughter by saying, "women should be on their knees." She confronted the men. Malala Yousafzay has confronted people who have tried to prevent girls from getting a good education. It is good that the Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to her and to Kailash Satyarthi.because that will focus people's attention on the importance of children's education. I have been researching how much good education has been making a difference for girls in Iraq.

  2. These are amazing people and can give us courage.

  3. In our Engage book on page ---- Sue Monk Kidd wrote that two men put down her daughter and said, "women should be on their knees." She objected and confronted the men. Malala objected to people who did not want girls to be educated as Sue Monk Kidd objected. Both of them are courageous people. It is good that Malala is being recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize so that many in the world can think of the importance of female education.

  4. Page 80 in the Engage Book includes the article “Love Walks” which tells the story of how women members of Dolores Mission Catholic Church in Los Angeles prayed for a solution to the gang violence in the area. Knowing that there could be violence inflicted upon them, seventy women met the different gang members to pray with them in hope that they would stop their violent ways of living. Both Malala and the seventy women approach violence with the act of non-violence. They express much bravery by knowing the dangers of their act, but felt so strong in their beliefs that they did it anyway. These women stand as an example that the non-violent approach is an effective way to reach many people and make a difference.