World Malala Day - 12th July

The UN has declared her as the most well-known teenager in the world in its Decade in Review document in late 2019.
Sheena

Updated: Jul 12, 2021 02:44:45 pm

12 July 2021 Current Affairs:The United Nations has declared 12th July as World Malala Day to honour the younger activist, Malala Yousafzai. Malala Day is commemorated, the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, to honour girls and children’s rights around the world. On October 9, 2012, Malala was once shot in the head by Taliban gunmen after she publicly advocated for the education of girls. Despite the attack, Malala soon lowered back to the public eye, fiercer in her views than before and persevered in her advocacy for gender rights. She established the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization to help younger ladies go to school and also co-authored a e-book titled “I Am Malala”, a global bestseller.

Malala has been felicitated with numerous awards and honours:
♦ In 2012, she was awarded the first-ever National Youth Peace Prize with the aid of the Pakistan government.
♦ In 2014, at age 17, She grew to be the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts for children’s rights which had begun even before she was shot.
♦ The UN has declared her as “the most well-known teenager in the world” in its Decade in Review document in late 2019.
♦ Malala has additionally been awarded honorary Canadian citizenship and grew to become the youngest individual to address the House of Commons in Canada.
♦ The documentary on the activist, He Named Me Malala, was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2015.
♦ She has also authored some other e book titled We Are Displaced that chronicles her experiences of traveling the world and journeying refugee camps.
 
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