Highlights

On  12 July The United Nations has declared World Malala Day to honour the young activist, Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani activist). Malala Day is commemorated, the birthday of Malala Yousafzai to honour women and children’s rights globally.

Background

In 2012 October 9, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan after Yousafzai publicly advocated for the education of girls. Despite the attack, Yousafzai soon returned to the public eye, fiercer in her views than earlier and continued her advocacy for gender rights. Malala founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation to help young girls go to school and also co-authored a book titled “I Am Malala: The Girl 2013”, an international bestseller.

About Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She won Nobel Peace Prize, Philadelphia Liberty Medal. Born on 12 July 1997.

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