Celebrating Malala Day!

What is Malala Day?

July 12th was Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday and she marked the day by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement around the importance of education. This day, Malala Day, can be a new beginning for education and the leading role that youth around the world can play in enabling all children to get an education.

In support of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, young leaders from around the world convened in support of reaching the goal of all children, especially girls, in school and learning by 2015.

Show Your Support!

  • Join conversations
    Read Malala’s statement and chat about it with your friends.
  • Be informed
    Girls around the world face barriers which prevent them from getting an education. Read the stories of girls around the world and learn about their journeys to school.
  • Stay in touch
    For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter at @bcimaGIRL and Instagram at @bcimagirl.


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