11 July 2013

On 12 July - less than a year after she was shot by the Taliban for her strong voice in the fight for education and girls' rights - Malala Yousafzai will mark her 16th birthday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Malala Day will bring together the global community to highlight the leading role that young people can play in enabling all children to get an education. Malala will give her first public speech since the shooting, and will deliver a set of education demands written by young people, for young people, to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Christina Ramsay, a student at Rights Respecting Croydon College, will be at the event on behalf of UNICEF UK.

• Sign the Malala Day petition
• Read Christina's blog about attending Malala Day

 
In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for her strong voice in the fight for education and girls' rights. Less than a year later she will mark her 16th birthday by bringing together young people from around the world for Malala Day. © A World at School
In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for her strong voice in the fight for education and girls' rights. On 12 July she will join young people from around the world for Malala Day.© A World at School