On Malala's 19th Birthday

July 12, 2016 by Bill Ivey

Today is the 19th birthday of Malala Yousafzai, and we join millions and millions of people in wishing her a happy birthday and many happy returns. To celebrate her 16th birthday, Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, designated July 12 “Malala Day” and she addressed that assembly with a now-iconic speech, asserting it was not her day but rather the "day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised a voice for their rights." (Malala, quoted in Bai).

Filed Under: All-Girls, gender equity, Girls Schools, All Girls Education, Feminism, Malala Yousafzai, Malala Day, Unicef, World Bank Group