Celebrity Edge Godmother Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai – A historic naming ceremony (see video 1 below) led by a historic Godmother: Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Edge was blessed by Godmother Malala Yousafzai in the emotional ceremony. Malala embodies the fearless spirit of Celebrity Cruises’ most visionary vessel at sea.
Twenty-one-year-old Pakistani founder and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, created Malala Fund. Malala Fund invests in education programs to help girls go to school and reach their full potential.
Malala Yousafzai embodies the spirit of Celebrity Edge, the cruise ship has a 30% female crew ratio, making it the highest female to male crew ratio of any cruise ship.
Yousafzai is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become “the most prominent citizen” of the country.
On October 9, 2012, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot while riding on a bus by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism; the gunman fled the scene. (see video 2 below)
Based out of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Yousafzai founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation and in 2013 co-authored I am Malala, an international best seller.
In 2012, she was the recipient of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize.
In 2014, she was the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Aged 17 at the time, this made her the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
In 2015, Yousafzai was a subject of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary He Named Me Malala. The 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time magazine featured her as one of the most influential people globally.
In 2017, she was awarded honorary Canadian citizenship and became the youngest person to address the House of Commons of Canada.
- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
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- Malala Fund Mission – Advocating Amplifying Girl’s Voices
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Video:Malala Yousafzai, 16, and Her Miraculous Story of Surviving Being Shot by the Taliban