Today Malala Yousafzai, an international youth supporter for the education and advancement of women, turns another year older and completes another year of school – that’s what the terrorists never wanted to happen.
She was born on 14 July 1997 in Swat, Pakistan. As the daughter of a schoolteacher, she treasured and continued her education regardless of threats from the Taliban. In 2012, a masked gunman entered her school bus and shot to murder her. The gunman failed to kill Malala as well as her cause.
Evidently, Malala Day is a significant day to raise awareness and to help girls around the world realize their right to an education.
“My birthday wish this year is that we all raise our voices for those under oppression, to show our own power and courage is stronger than their campaign of fear,” says Malala.