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Malala Day

Malala Day 2020, 2021 and 2022

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.

YearDateDayHoliday
202012 JulSunMalala Day
202112 JulMonMalala Day
202212 JulTueMalala Day
202312 JulWedMalala Day
202412 JulFriMalala Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201912 JulFriMalala Day
201812 JulThuMalala Day
201712 JulWedMalala Day