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Malala Day

Malala Day 2019 and 2020

Every 12 July is a UN observance called “Malala Day.” The day is based upon the life and struggles of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who advocates for equal access to education for women.

Year Date Day Holiday
2019 12 Jul Fri Malala Day
2020 12 Jul Sun Malala Day

For her efforts toward promoting women’s education in Pakistan, in October of 2012 she was attacked and left in critical condition by the Taliban. She was rushed to a UK hospital, where she recovered.

After her recovery, Malala bravely continued to advocate women’s education. And on her 16th birthday, 12 July, 2013, she delivered a moving speech at the UN in favour of women’s rights to education. She also founded the Malala Fund to help young girls have access to education. Malala Day is a time to remember the story of Malala Yousafzai and to stand up for women’s rights to education the world over.

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