Malala Day 2019

July 12, 2019, by Rotarian Action Group For Peace

Malala Day is commemorated on July 12 each year to honor women and children’s rights around the world. July 12 is the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani woman who was shot in the head on October 9, 2012, by Taliban gunmen after she publically advocated for the education of girls. Malala recovered from her injuries with even more determination to advocate for women’s education and empowerment. The United Nations proclaimed each July 12 as Malala Day to celebrate her courage and rousing speech to the UN Youth Assembly on her sixteenth birthday. Read More