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International Malala Day 2022

International Malala Day

International Malala Day is celebrated on 12th July every year. Malala Yousafzai, who now campaigns for women’s right to education throughout the world, was never permitted to attend school as a child. Malala, unlike many others, refused to accept it and refused to return home. Instead, she advocated for providing education to young girls and was nearly slain due to it.Apart from having a day dedicated to her, Malala has over the years been the recipient of a large number of awards and honours. In 2012, the Pakistan government awarded her the first National Youth Peace Prize. In 2014, at the age of 17, Malala became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace prize.

Do you know? Malala Yousafzai was going to school on the way she was shot in the head by TTP terrorists on 9th October 2012, after openly advocating for girls’ education. Despite the incident, Malala returned to the public eye shortly after, more adamant in her beliefs than before, and continued to advocate for gender equality. She started the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that helps young girls attend school, and she co-authored the international hit “I Am Malala.”

United Nations 

Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani activist, gave an outstanding address at the United Nations headquarters on 12th July 2013. She emphasized universal access to women’s education and urged international leaders to change their policies. For her outstanding speech, the adolescent earned many rounds of standing ovations. Because 12th July is also her birthday, the United Nations proclaimed the day ‘Malala Day’ to commemorate the young campaigner. Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan, and has been pushing for women’s rights in school since 2008. She was fully aware that women’s had opposed the Taliban to women’s education for decades. 

Malala has a BBC Urdu blog about her life during the Taliban occupation of Swat. She eventually attracted the media’s attention throughout the world, and she granted several interviews to newspapers and television channels. Taliban terrorists ambushed the adolescent in October 2012, and he was critically injured. Malala was wounded in the head and neck when the Taliban kidnapped her transport. She was flown to the United Kingdom for additional treatment after receiving initial therapy in Pakistan.

The Nobel Peace Prize 

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head on 9th October 2012 by a TTP gunman on her way home from school. The TTP and Fazlullah asserted credit for the assassination attempt on her life. She was transported from Peshawar to Birmingham, England, for treatment after surviving the attack. The event sparked outrage, and her cause was championed throughout the globe, notably by Gordon Brown. 

The United Nations envoy for global education sponsored a petition calling for all children worldwide to return to school by 2015. The right to education bill in Pakistan was ratified due to this petition. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari announced the establishment of a $10 million education fund in Yousafzai’s honor in December 2012. Throughout the same time, the Vital Voices Global Partnership founded the Malala Fund to support education for all girls worldwide.

Facts And History

Yousafzai healed and resumed her studies and activities in Birmingham, staying with her family. On 12th July 2013, her 16th birthday, she made her first public appearance since being shot, speaking with the crowd of 500 at the United Nations in New York City. Among her many honors, Yousafzai was awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize in 2013, given every five years. In 2013, she was chosen one of Time magazine’s most influential people, and she was featured on one of the issue’s seven covers. 

Yousafzai co-authored a book; I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, with Christina Lamb (international correspondent for The Sunday Times) (2013). Malala’s Magic Pencil (2017), a picture book based on her upbringing, was also written by her. Malala was the youngest person to receive the Liberty Medal, given out by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to prominent leaders who work for people’s freedom across the world. Yousafzai was nominated for the Nobel Peace Honor in 2013 but was passed over that year. In 2014, she was awarded the prize, making her the youngest Nobel laureate.

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Fun Fact

What was the age of Malala when she was shot in the head?

Malala was only 15 years old when she was shot in the head. 

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