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World Malala Day 2022: On 12th July

Every year, International Malala Day is celebrated on July 12 across the world to honour the young Pakistani human rights activist, Malala Yousafzai. this day is also known as World Malala Day.

  • It also marks the birth anniversary of Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
  • Yousafzai delivered a speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the need for gender equality in education.

World Malala Day 2022: History

  • 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai delivered a moving speech at the headquarters of the United Nations and focused on the need for worldwide access to women’s education and appealed to the world leaders to bring changes to their policies.
  • the UN promptly declared that the day will now be marked as ‘Malala Day’ to honour the young activist.

Who is Malala Yousufzai?

  • Malala Yousufzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan in 1997.
  • In 2008, She started advocating for women’s education and continued with her social work and advocacy for women’s education.
  • Yousafzai Yousafzai even highlighted how life was under the Taliban.
  • In 2012, she was attacked by the Taliban.

Interesting facts about Malala:

  • Yousufzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 years.
  • Malala Yousufzai began blogging about living under Taliban rule for the BBC in 2009 and was seen on television advocating for girls’ education.
  • In 2012, Yousufzai was attacked by the Taliban who shot her in the head and the neck.
  • In 2015, an asteroid was named in honour of Yousufzai.
  • She joined Oxford University to study Philosophy, Economics and Politics in 2018.
  • Pakistan announced of the first Right to Education Bill due to the violent assassination attempt on Yousufzai.
  • Secretary-General António Guterres designated her as a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2017.

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  • She also co-authored a book by the name, “I am Malala” that became an international bestseller.

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