Back
Home » News
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Why Katrina Kaif Doesn't Like To Party Hard On Her Birthday
    • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Goes UNRECOGNIZABLE In New York? Roams Around With Aaradhya & Abhishek [PICS]
    • Happy Hardy And Heer Teaser: Himesh Reshammiya Is Back In A Double Role & We're Speechless!
    • These Unseen Pictures From Pooja Batra-Nawab Shah's Wedding Look Every Bit DREAMY!
    • Netflix Announces Five India Originals – Shahrukh Khan & Anushka Sharma To Produce
    • Super 30 Box Office Fourth Day Collection: Hrithik Roshan's Film Is Steady On Monday
    • This Video Of Priyanka Chopra Singing 'Sucker' In Karaoke Session Is Trending On The Internet!
    • Anushka Sharma Married Virat Kohli At The Age Of 29 Because Of This Reason!
    • Sameera Reddy Shares The First Picture Of Her Newborn: We Prayed For A Baby Girl & We're Blessed
    • Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 Made TAX-FREE In Bihar!
    • Why Kangana Ranaut Is Ceasing To Be The Role Model We Once Admired
    • Tiger Shroff: You Have To Know When To Keep Your Mouth Shut
    • These Pictures Of Katrina Kaif Prove That She Is A Beach Bum!
    • Katrina Kaif On Bollywood: You Need To Have Nerves Of Steel To Be Here; It's An Unpredictable Place
    • VIRAL! Salman Khan's Bottle Cap Challenge Comes With A Twist; See Video Here
    • Shahrukh Khan To Be Honoured With Honorary Doctorate By Melbourne's La Trobe University
Malala Day: Celebrating the spirit of Malala Yousafzai, teen who stood for right cause
Oneindia | 12th Jul, 2019 11:52 AM

New Delhi, July 12: She was born in a society where the birth of a baby girl is not always celebrated, but her father was determined to shun age-old beliefs and did not believe in gender discrimination. Malala Yousafzai, who became symbol of women's rights and stood up promotion of women's education, was born in Mingora, Pakistan on July 12, 1997.

When she was around 11, Taliban took control of Swat valley, and that was when her life changed. Taliban regime imposed draconian diktats in the areas they rule which included discouraging people from sending their daughters to schools. She remained undeterred. Not only did she continue going to school but also advocated women's rights in education.

Also Read | What is Malala Day: All you need to know

She was also critical of the Taliban menace in the region that has for decades been against women's education. In October 2012, Malala was attacked by Taliban gunmen and was in a critical condition. Soon after, she was sent to the United Kingdom to recover. She and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism.

"In October 2012, on my way home from school, a masked gunman boarded my school bus and asked, "Who is Malala?" He shot me on the left side of my head. I woke up 10 days later in a hospital in Birmingham, England. The doctors and nurses told me about the attack - and that people around the world were praying for my recovery," this is how she describes the shocking incident which shook the world and people began taking notice of the plight of women under Taliban rule. (Malala's quote credit - www.malala.org).

Following her recovery, Yousafzai became a prominent activist for the right to education. Based in Birmingham, she founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation, and in 2013 co-authored book 'I Am Malala'. In 2012, she was the recipient of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize. In 2014, she was the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi of India.

On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the need for gender equality in education. The address saw several rounds of standing ovations for the teenager and the day, July 12, which is also her birthday, was soon declared by the UN as Malala Day in honour of the young activist.

   
 
Health and Life
  • Kunal Khemu's Fitness And Diet Tips
  • Diet For Jaundice: Foods To Eat And Foods To Avoid
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
    • 7 Nutritious Foods That Help Promote Beard Growth
    • Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
    • 20 Healthy Snacks To Curb Hunger
      • Sustainable Menstruation Through Menstrual Cup: Keeping You & The Earth Clean
      • What Is Solomon's Seal? Its Benefits, Side Effects And Recipes
      • 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Rose Hip
        • Anand Kumar Of Super 30 Reveals He Has Acoustic Neuroma - All You Need To Know About This Condition
        • 6 Amazing Benefits Of Ice Cubes For Your Health
        • 7 Fascinating Health Benefits Of Chicory You Must Know!
          • Empty Nose Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
          • How Diabetes Affects Male Fertility
          • How Does Diabetes Affect Male Fertility
            • Wheezing: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
            • 10 Natural Remedies To Treat Hypothyroidism
            • Phlebitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
              • 6 Astonishing Health Benefits Of Mango Leaves
              • 6 Lesser Known Health Benefits Of Tomatillos, Nutrition & Recipe
              • 10 Natural Essential Oils For Back Pain