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International Malala Day 2022: Everything To Know About This Day

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Malala was ambushed by a Taliban gunman on October 9, 2012, as she was walking home from school. He shot her twice, once in the head and once in the neck.

In recognition of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who rose to prominence as the face of the global movement for girls’ education, the United Nations designated July 12 as Malala Day.

Who was Malala Yousafzai?

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On July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan—which is located in the SWAT District of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province—Malala Yousafzai was born to Ziauddin and Toor Pekai Yousafzai.

Her father was a dedicated teacher and social activist. He founded a school on his own. But after the Taliban took over the town, girls were forbidden from attending school.

Under an assumed name, Malala began blogging for the BBC in 2009 and discussed the rising military presence in her hometown.

Malala and her father kept up their public advocacy for the right to education even after her name was made known.

Malala was ambushed by a Taliban gunman on October 9, 2012, as she was walking home from school. He shot her twice, once in the head and once in the neck. She received her initial care in Pakistan before being transferred to England for additional recuperation.

Malala gave a powerful address at the UN headquarters on her 16th birthday, nine months after being wounded.

The origins of Malala Day

On July 12, 2013, the United Nations observed Malala Day. The gathering urged international leaders to make education for children free and required on a global scale. Gordon Brown, a former British prime minister, spoke at the gathering as the UN’s special representative for global education.
Malala discussed the necessity for universal access to women’s education in her speech.

Please keep this in mind, brothers and sisters. It’s not my day, Malala Day. Malala added in her speech, “Today is the day of every woman, every guy, and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

She claimed that the Taliban intended to silence her with a bullet during the shooting event.

But aside from this, nothing else in my life altered. She remarked, to a standing ovation, “Weakness, fear, and hopelessness died, and strength, power, and courage was created.

Impact

Malala is currently a global advocate for women’s access to education. In 2013, she and her father founded the Malala Fund to increase public awareness of the value of girls’ education. Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, making her the youngest recipient ever. Pakistan enacted the first Right to Education Bill following the assault on Malala.

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