Malala Day is being observed today

Source:  The News Published in Current Affairs on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

KARACHI: Malala Day is being observed on Tuesday for promotion of education worldwide.

Malala Yousafzai turns 19 years-old today and she's just asking for one thing — to support her mission to provide education for girls around the world.

July 12th was declared "Malala Day" by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2013 to commemorate Yousafzai's 16th birthday. Then, she delivered a speech at the UN calling for worldwide access to education.

In that speech, Yousafzai said that Malala Day is "not my day," but the "day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised a voice for their rights." She has spent every birthday since campaigning for girls' education around the world, traveling to areas where girls face the greatest barriers to education.

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