Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace


Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace

Pakistan's teenage Nobel Prize victor and children and girl's rights activist, Malala Yousafzai on Monday was named the youngest ever United Nations Messenger of Peace, with a special focus on girls' education. The 19-year-old, who has dedicated most of her life as a global education activist, will focus her work as a Messenger of Peace in girls' education. "The messenger of peace award will give her a moral mandate and authority by the United Nations to do her global campaign for education, specifically for girls' education around the world".

In 2009, when she was just 11 years-old, Malala began writing a blog for the BBC Urdu service under a pseudonym, describing her life under the Taliban. "There is still a lot more to be done in providing education to girls in Pakistan as indeed in many other countries as well", she added.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi terming Malala, "an icon of courage and resistance", said she "epitomises the courage and resilience" of the people of Pakistan who have long defied the odds to overcome the challenges that have confronted the country. Kate Robertson, co-founder of One Young World, says the world needs its young leaders to stand up for what's right. She accepted her title last night at a ceremony in NY, where she also delivered a powerful speech, reminding others of the importance of education. All I had was a father and a family who said, "Yes, you can speak out, it's your choice'".

"This irony didn't escape me: the fact that this kind of Islamic extremism, (which) takes the shape of anti-girl, anti-women rights in every possible way. also arrived that day", Ambrose said in an interview. "Her courageous activism for girls' education has already energized so many".

After recovering from the attempted murder, Malala went on to become a prominent activist for female education.

Malala spoke of the attack in her address said in an address to legislators in the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday. We don't believe in anything that they're doing, " she added. What can men and boys do to ensure that girls and women get an education? On Oct. 9, 2012, Yousafzai, then 15, was attacked and shot in the head while on the school bus.

She also became the youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining a distinguished group including actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo Dicaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma. The Pakistani native was shot in 2012 leaving school in a small town near Islamabad, where she was engaged in efforts to enable more girls to be educated, something forbidden by the ruling Taliban of the time. "He needs to go and visit the refugee camps". But UN Messenger of Peace, this has given me even more strength and it will keep me strong and also will give me a bigger platform with which I can spread my voice for education.



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