United Nations Malala Day
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Malala Day is celebrated by the United Nations on 12 July to honour the rights of women and children around the world.
About Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist.
Malala Yousafzai was born on 12 July 1997 in Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
In 2012, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen after advocating for girls' education.
She soon recovered and continued her advocacy for girls' rights despite the attack.
Malala began writing for the BBC in 2009.
She was 11 when she shared her regular school life during an era when girls were banned from school.
Malala founded the Malala Fund. It is an NGO that helps young girls to go to school.
He has also co-authored the book "I Am Malala".
She was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize (2013), Mexico's Equality Award (2013), United Nations Human Rights Award (2013), Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize (2011) etc.
Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in 2014 at the age of 17.
Time magazine also named Malala one of the 100 most influential people.
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