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Malala Yousafzai: No to the Nobel Peace Prize

By ashibar Mar 15, 2014 318 Words
Malala Yousafzai Should Not Win the Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai is a girl from Pakistan who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize because she called for female education. She should not win the Nobel Peace Prize because she did not make the world more peaceful and the other nominee, OPCW, is more suitable for the prize. First, Malala Yousafzai's actions did not make the world more peaceful. Young girls in Pakistan are still fearful when they attend school (Maza 2013). Malala was attacked by the Taliban because she called for female education. This is the reason that made Malala famous, but it did not make the world more peaceful. Instead, it caused additional fear within her local community. What she did is certainly very brave on her part, but it’s not appropriate to give her the Nobel Peace Prize. Second, the other nominee, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), has made more contribution toward peace. OPCW started to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons around the battlefields of Syria's civil war. OPCW’s extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons surely deserve the Nobel Peace Prize (Walker 2013). The world will be more peaceful if there are less chemical weapons. OPCW’s actual contribution towards peace is definitely more appropriate to win the Nobel Peace Prize than Malala’s actions.

For these reasons, Malala Yousafzai should not win the Nobel Peace Prize. She has to make the world more peaceful and make actual contribution toward peace to achieve this prize. Works Cited
Maza, Cristina (2013, October 16). 'I am Malala' Review Reveals the Dark Truth About Malala Yousafzai's Rise to Stardom. November 2, 2013 http://www.policymic.com/articles/67847/i-am-malala-review-reveals-the-dark-truth-about-malala-yousafzai-s-rise-to-stardom Oldham, Abbey (2013, October 15). Malala Yousafzai: A 'Normal,' Yet Powerful Girl. November 2, 2013 http://www.npr.org/2013/10/15/234730460/malala-yousafzai-a-normal-yet-powerful-girl Walker, Peter (2013, October 11). Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins 2013 Nobel peace prize. November 2, 2013

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2013/oct/11/nobel-peace-prize-2013-winner-announced-live-updates

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