The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed Malala Yousafzai as the United Nations Messenger of Peace. She will help promote girl’s education around the world as part of her new role. Besides being the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, she is also the youngest Messenger of Peace.
“Even in the face of grave danger, Malala Yousafzai has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people,” Guterres said in a statement. He added that she has played a pivotal role in energizing so many people around the world, she can do even more to help create a more just and peaceful world.
Malala’s crusade for girls’ education is finally paying off. Hailing from Pakistan, she came into the limelight when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012. The accused justified his actions by saying that he wanted to punish her for her campaign to send girls to schools. She shifted to England for her treatment and education.
“Even in the face of grave danger, Malala Yousafzai has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people,”- Guterres, UN Secretary General
In 2014, Malala scripted history by becoming the youngest girl to receive a Nobel Prize. Since then, her efforts to elevate the status of the girl child have only increased. Her autobiography, “I am Malala”, chronicles her journey from childhood to becoming the youngest activist for child’s rights.
She has also set up the Malala fund to support girl’s education in developing countries. She was recently in the news for being presented the honorary Canadian Citizenship.
Her steel like determination and audacity to contribute towards such an important cause is an inspiration for young girls. The world is in need of more dynamic and action-oriented women like her. SheThePeople.Tv congratulates her for accomplishing another feat.
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