Last Friday was the International Day of the Girl. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
There are several things we can do to help spread the word and contribute to the fight for girls’ rights.
For example, we can support Malala! Do you remember her? She’s been in the news lately, because she has received a very important award, EU Human Rights Price. Her book, I am Malala, just came out and she’s just amazingly inspiring in general! Tweet #IamMalala and make her famous!
Listen to her speech at the UN. She’s my hero!!
Good news to start the year:
Malala Yousafzai finally leaves hospital.The Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has been allowed to leave hospital.
Dr Dave Rosser said: “Malala is a strong young woman and we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers.”
You can read more here
Luckily Malala is fully recovered now. It makes me really happy to see that she’s able to talk and has enough strenght to write a letter to say thank you to all the people who have been supporting her.
Do you want to know more? Click on the title below:
Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala thanks supporters after being shot by Taliban – CNN.com
Watch the video if you want to listen to her (with subtitles in English)
We’ve been talking about Malala in class. Fortunately, she’s already safe and recovered from her injuries!
She’s a very brave and courageous girl. Don’t you think?
Did you know that now tens of thousands of people across the world have signed online petitions saying she should be a candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize?
Read more here.
And click here if you want to sign the petition too!