International Malala Day 2022

The International Malala Day is celebrated on 12 July on the occasion of young activist Malala Yousafzai’s birthday. The United Nations designated this date to be marked as Malala Day to honour the young woman who has been advocating for female education. The day is used as an opportunity to appeal to the world leaders to ensure compulsory and free education for every child.

History– On 12 July 2013, the 16-year-old Pakistani activist delivered a moving speech at the headquarters of United Nations. She focused on the need for worldwide access to women’s education and appealed the world leaders to bring changes to their policies. The teenager was widely appreciated for her remarkable speech. Since that day was her birthday, therefore the UN promptly declared that the day will now be celebrated as ‘Malala Day’ to honor the young activist.