13 Jul 2013

Malala Day At UN

Malala Yousafzai spent her 16th birthday demanding compulsory education for young people worldwide.

In a speech Friday at the UN in New York
, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head in October 2012 for speaking out about her right to education, talked about how she represents some 57 million children around the world are not going to school. The UN declared her birthday as "Malala Day." Introduced by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Malala spoke out about terrorism, poverty and a united front calling for education. "'Malala Day' is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights."