10 Interesting facts about Malala day

Jul 12 2018 08:33 AM
10 Interesting facts about Malala day

 

 

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

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