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".

  • Prize

  • 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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