MALALA DAY 2023: Malala Day is an international observance held on July 12th each year to honor the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate. Malala is known for her advocacy of girls’ education and her courageous stand against the Taliban, who had banned girls from attending school in her hometown of Mingora in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. On October 9, 2012, Malala was targeted and shot by a Taliban gunman but survived the attack. Her activism and resilience have made her a symbol of inspiration and empowerment for girls and women worldwide.
Malala Day 2023: Quotes By Malala Yousafzai
- “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.”
- “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
- “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”
- “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
- “I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.”
- “We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
- “Education is the power that can bring change to the world.”
- “We must tell girls their voices are important.”
- “If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?”
- “I raise up my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”
The Malala Fund & Nobel
Malala and her father co-founded the Malala Fund, a platform to support girls’ education and raise awareness on the matter. They collaborated with Vital Voices Global Partnership for the initiative. In December 2014, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and became the youngest ever recipient of such a pristine honour. She was designated as United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2017 to help raise awareness of the importance of girls’ education. The young activist has received over 40 awards and honors for her courage.
Malala at the University of Oxford
Malala pursued philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Oxford, completing her formal education in 2020. In 2021, she married Asser Malik, a manager at the cricket governing body of Pakistan. Malala’s commitment to her cause persists as more than 130 million girls are still denied education worldwide. Her vision is to create a world where all girls have the opportunity to learn, grow, and lead.
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