“Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.”
Malala Yousafzai was born in the Swat district of northwestern Pakistan, on July 12, 1997. She is an education activist who raised her voice against Taliban’s growing influence in the region and the restriction they placed against girl’s education. She blogged for BBC when she was just eleven years old. She gained global attention when she survived an assassination attempt at age 15. . In 2013, she gave a speech to the United Nations and published her first book, I Am Malala.
She was awarded the Nobel price for peace with Kailash Sathyarthi in 2014 and became the youngest recipient of Nobel prize. At Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 speech at the United Nations, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pronounced July 12th Yousafzai’s birthday ‘Malala Day’ in honor of the young leader’s activism to ensure education for all children. With her growing influence, she speaks for the right for education for children from around the world.