Islamabad, 13 July 2022 (TDI): The German Embassy in Pakistan celebrated World Malala day on Tuesday.
On today’s #WorldMalalaDay, we celebrate voices that speak up and fight for girls’ education. Our colleague Dorota recently visited Malala’s home region of #Swat, and was happy to meet young girls ready to make a difference! #EducationForAll pic.twitter.com/M4oowYw5Wa
— German Embassy Islamabad (@GermanyinPAK) July 12, 2022
The Embassy shared a tweet in which it revealed that their colleague Dorota had recently visited Malala’s home region of Swat, and was happy to meet young girls ready to make a difference.
World Malala Day:
Every year, the World observes Malala day on the 12th of July. The United Nations declared this day to honor Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist known for her fight for girl’s right to education.
On July 12, 2013, Yousafzai delivered a speech at United Nations (UN) headquarters. She talked about worldwide access to women’s education and appealed to the world leaders to bring change to their educational policies.
She, in her speech, stated “One Child, One Teacher, One Book & One Pen Can Change The World.”
Yousafzai received worldwide appreciation for her speech. Since it was her birthday that day, so the United Nations declared the day ‘Malala day’ which is now celebrated on the 12th of July, every year.
In her speech, she remarked, “Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing. Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy, and every girl, who has raised their voice for their rights.”
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency also celebrated Malala’s day on Tuesday. The agency thanked her for speaking up for displaced girls and congratulated her on her 25th Birthday.
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) July 12, 2022
About Malala Yousafzai:
Malala is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2017, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres designated the young activist as the United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Malala started blogging in 2009 for BBC. Her topics focused on living under Taliban rule. Later, she became a national figure for her country.
Furthermore, the Government of Pakistan announced the creation of the first Right to Education Bill, amid the violent assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai.
She is among the youngest activists in the world who raise voices for girls’ education rights. She was internally displaced from her home in 2009 and survived shots on the neck and head by the Taliban in 2012.
Despite all of this, she has arisen as a symbol of strength and resilience for young women around the globe.