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Malala Day 2023: Malala Yousafzai Awards and Achievements

Malala Day 2023: Know All About Malala Yousafzai Awards and Achievements – Malala Day falls on July 12th to honor the resilience and advocacy of Malala Yousafzai. United Nations established the day in recognition of her efforts to promote education for girls worldwide. The day marks a reminder of the importance of education and the ongoing struggle for equal access to education, especially for girls in underprivileged communities.

  • On July 12th, 2013, Yousafzai spoke before the UN to promote universal access to education.
  • After that, the UN declared the birthday of Yousafzai as “Malala Day”.
  • Malala said, “Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who has raised their voice for their rights.”

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Who is Malala Yousafzai?

  • Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
  • She was born on July 12, 1997.
  • Malala achieved international prominence after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012.
  • Malala is also known for advocating for girls’ right to education.
  • She continues to work towards improving access to education for children worldwide.

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List of Awards & Honours By Malala Yousafzai

YearName of Awards & Honours
2011International Children’s Peace Prize (nominee)
2011National Youth Peace Prize
January 2012Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage
October 2012Sitara-e-Shujaat, Pakistan’s second-highest civilian bravery award
November 2012Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 global thinker
December 2012Time Magazine Person of the Year shortlist for 2012
November 2012Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice
December 2012Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action
January 2013Top Name in Annual Survey of Global English in 2012
January 2012Simone de Beauvoir Prize
March 2013Memminger Freiheitspreis 1525 (conferred on 7 December 2013 in Oxford)
March 2013Doughty Street Advocacy Award of Index on Censorship
March 2013Fred and Anne Jarvis Award of the UK National Union of Teachers
April 2013Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, Global Trailblazer
April 2013One of Time‘s “100 Most Influential People in the World”
May 2013Premi Internacional Catalunya Award of Catalonia, May 2013
June 2013Annual Award for Development of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
June 2013International Campaigner of the Year, 2013 Observer Ethical Awards
August 2013Tipperary International Peace Award for 2012, Ireland Tipperary Peace Convention
2013Portrait of Yousafzai by Jonathan Yeo displayed at National Portrait Gallery, London
September 2013Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International
2013International Children’s Peace Prize
2013Clinton Global Citizen Awards from Clinton Foundation
September 2013Harvard Foundation’s Peter Gomes Humanitarian Award from Harvard University
2013Anna Politkovskaya Award – Reach All Women in War
2013Reflections of Hope Award – Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
2013Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought – awarded by the European Parliament
2013Honorary Master of Arts degree awarded by the University of Edinburgh
2013Pride of Britain (October)
2013Glamour magazine Woman of the Year
2013GG2 Hammer Award at GG2 Leadership Awards (November)
2014International Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination
2014Awarded the World Children’s Prize also known as Children’s Nobel Prize
2014Awarded Honorary Life Membership by the PSEU (Ireland)
2014Skoll Global Treasure Award
2014Honorary Doctor of Civil Law, University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
20142014 Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Kailash Satyarthi
2014Philadelphia Liberty Medal
2014Asia Game Changer Award
2014One of Time Magazine “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014”
2014Honorary Canadian citizenship
2015Asteroid 316201 Malala named in her honour.
2015The audio version of her book I Am Malala wins a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album.
2016Honorary President of The Students’ Union of the University of Sheffield
2016Order of the Smile
2017Youngest ever United Nations Messenger of Peace
2017Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa
2017Ellis Island International Medal of Honor
2017Wonk of the Year 2017 from American University
2017Harper’s Bazaar inducted Malala in the list of “150 of the most influential female leaders in the UK”
2017Advisor to Princess Zebunisa of Swat, Swat Relief Initiative Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
2018Gleitsman Award from the Center for the Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School
2019For their first match of March 2019, the women of the United States women’s national soccer team each wore a jersey with the name of a woman they were honouring, on the back; Carli Lloyd chose the name of Yousafzai.
2022Elected World’s Children’s Prize Decade Child Rights Hero.
2023Invited to Met Gala

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