Presentation at United Nations NGO Conference

MALA presented at the 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations Headquarters as part of an interactive session on “Helping Each Other Help the World.”

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MALA Presents Chicago Premiere of “He Named Me Malala”

New documentary on Malala Yousafzai premiers in Chicago on October 11 at the AMC Theatre A new documentary from the director of “An Inconvenient Truth” chronicles the work of Malala Yousafzai, who garnered international headlines after extremists shot her for helping young girls in rural Pakistan go to school. “He Named Me Malala” will have its premiere in Chicago […]

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Naila Amin: Queens Teenager Forced into Marriage

“The foster care system had no idea on what to do with a child like me. I was probably the first case they ever had where I was a child bride.”

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Alaa Basatneh: #ChicagoGirl for Freedom in Syria

“We’re in a dark and long tunnel, but our vision should remain focused on the light at the end: the light of freedom and pursuit of happiness.”

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S. Nadia Hussain: A Poem for My Son

“What has always been perceived as immigrant is now the citizenry. I look at my son in wonder at his mixed heritage and the legacy of those that came before him.”

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Pooyan Manoochehry: Via Film, Justice for Honor Violence Victims

“I always put my heart and soul into the films that I edit, and my goal is to touch the viewers’ hearts by telling and sharing a powerful story.”

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Farzeen Tariq: Legal Advocacy for Women’s Rights

“I refuse to accept that a sexual harassment victim has to stay quiet about the incident because it is supposedly ‘shameful.’ It is time for a change.”

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Fadumo Omar: The Faith in Your Heart

“As a woman of color and a Muslim, I have found it has been somewhat tumultuous navigating my true identity.”

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Daniel Shivas: Children of Humanity

Daniel Shivas (DS) is a US Silicon Valley based award winning technologist and an entrepreneur in real life, who is into incubation and funding of technology based start-up companies in California these days. On the side, he has come back to writing poems after more than 30 years in technology, which he still does with […]

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