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Ziauddin Yousafzai, Honorary Chair of the Global Peace Centre Canada (GPCC) and father to Malala Yousafzai, and Jahan Zeb, Executive Director of the GPCC, visit Google to discuss the GPCC and its vision and activism around the globe. ------ Ziauddin and Tor Pekai Yousafzai conversation with Lisa LeFlamme - Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor at CTV National News about peace through education. Read More...
GPCC, in partnership with Centre for International Governance Innovation, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conrad Grebel University College presented "a lecture and discussion with Pakistani diplomat Ziauddin Yousafzai. Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani diplomat, best known as the father of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the young woman who protested against the Taliban for the education rights of children (especially for Pakistani girls), which made wold headline news." Read More... ---------- Education is everything, Malala’s dad tells Hamilton crowd May 25, 2016, Hamilton Spectator By Joel OpHardt

The father of the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ziauddin Yousafzai, was in his "second home" promoting education as a tool for peace.

"I believe in education, because it changed me — it changed my inner being," said Ziauddin, speaking at a Tuesday evening event in Hamilton hosted by the Global Peace Centre Canada (GPCC) with his wife Toor Pekai at Narula's Banquet Hall. READ MORE

Hear Malala Yousafzai’s parents speak on peace, education'

May, 16, 2016, Hamilton Spectator

The parents of the Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel winner ever, will be in Hamilton on May 24 to host a special presentation about peace and education. READ MORE!


Lahore bombing: Peace can be restored in grieving Pakistan

By Jahan Zeb,GPCC Executive Director, Published at CBC Hamilton. 

Will the Trudeau government grab the opportunity to prevent violent extremism in Pakistan and beyond? It is heartbreaking that militants have murdered over 60 children and women, mostly Christians who were celebrating Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan. It is a continuation of the ruthless killing of young school children, university students and teachers that recently happened in a public school in Peshawar and the Bacha Khan University. The increasing suicide attacks in Pakistan have compelled people around the world, and especially Pakistani Diaspora, to grieve and reflect. Read more! The same article was published in The Hamilton Spectator and The Waterloo Record under the title

Will Canada help prevent violent extremism in Pakistan?

Hamilton Spectator By Jahan Zeb,  Read more!
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