Malala Yousafzai Joins Instagram
The Nobel laureate made her Instagram debut on her 21st birthday on July 12.
“Hi, Instagram! So happy to be celebrating my 21st birthday in #Brazil!” she wrote.
Earlier, Malala Day was observed on Thursday for promotion of education worldwide. On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. The UN dubbed the event as Malala Day.
But not only did she survive this attack, she retaliated with even more resilience and courage. This gave her global attention and she became an international figure – an activist advocating women and child rights on international forums.
Her efforts were not only recognized at home but she was applauded internationally as well. In 2013, she won the United Nations Human Rights Prize, awarded every five years. She appeared on the cover of Times magazine and was named in the magazine’s list of most influential people in 2013. Not only this, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 in recognition of her efforts to advocate children’s rights, making her the youngest Nobel Laureate. If that was not enough to bring a good name and pride to Pakistan, her book Gul Makai became an international bestseller with all eyes on the biopic now.