The Malala day is celebrated every year on 12 July. On 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot a girl Malala in the head as she was campaigning for girls’ right to education even after death threats from the Taliban. It has been 4 since UN officially declared 12 July as ‘Malala Day’ still the majority of people do not have much knowledge about this day, therefore here are few interesting and lesser-known facts about this day which will amaze you.
- Malala started campaigning for girls right to education since she was just 11 years old
- Malala with the help of her father co-founded the Malala fund in order to raise awareness about girl’s education and empower girls around the world.
- She has campaigned on Islam as well as feminism
- European Parliament awarded Malala with the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought
- Malala is the youngest Noble Peace Prize winner
- She also inspired girls with her ‘books not bullet campaign
- On Her 18th birthday, She started “Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School’’ to educate more than 200 Syrian girls.
- In 2011, she was awarded with Pakistan’s National Youth Peace prize
- Malala Spent her 17th with the Chibok girls