Facebook celebrates International Women's Day with inspirational Malala quote

Published: March 8, 2017
The 19 year old continues her struggle and activism for women's rights and has become a symbol for women empowerment in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

The 19 year old continues her struggle and activism for women's rights and has become a symbol for women empowerment in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

The world is celebrating International Women’s Day today to honour political, social, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world.

International Women’s Day has been the trending topic on different social media websites. Google has introduced a doodle to mark the occasion and social media giant Facebook is also honouring women by celebrating their contributions.

International Women’s Day: ‘Women have made great achievements’

As soon as you access Facebook today, you see the social media site is celebrating “the amazing contributions women make to our world and our future.” The best part? The message uses a quote by Pakistani activist and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousufzai.



Clicking the “Explore Inspiring Stories” option connects you to inspirational and influential female leaders from across the globe.

Yousufzai who was a vocal advocate of women’s right to education in her hometown of Swat was injured after a Taliban gunman attempted to assassinate her in 2012.

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Today, the 19-year-old continues her struggle and activism for women’s rights and has become a symbol for women empowerment in Pakistan. She’s also one of Pakistan’s only two Nobel Prize laureates and the youngest-ever person to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

ABC News too shared a quote by Yousufzai on it’s official Twitter account

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  • CountryCircus
    Mar 8, 2017 - 12:03PM

    Aww she is such an inspiration. Away from country talking about country. While Arfa Karim was in country died in her country and gave a vision for people (including women and men) in IT sector. But still we love Malala more for her words rather than action. As we all love to hear stories rather than implementation because stories and words take us into a state where we can imagine that this can happen this will happen while implementation require work, commitment, sweat. Live in peace all :) Recommend

  • Oa
    Mar 8, 2017 - 2:33PM

    @ countrycircus, very well said, could not have said it better. Recommend

  • HHK
    Mar 8, 2017 - 3:06PM

    Wow.. what an inspiration personality and moreover, her sacrifice and devotion have been recognized by the world. The lady full of good fate and brilliant luck, survival of head shot!, got youngest ever noble prize without a single day of sacrifice, migrated to London and enjoying the lavish life. Till now not a single lady has been benefited from her except herself.Hope world will get noticed that what is happening around? Recommend

  • goggi (Lahore)
    Mar 8, 2017 - 3:07PM

    Today is a black day for the enemies of Malala and womanhood. They are the most hated and detested species of mankind.Recommend

  • qwells
    Mar 8, 2017 - 3:18PM

    @countrycircus She was shot in her country. I am sure you were blind when that happened.Recommend

  • Rao
    Mar 8, 2017 - 6:46PM

    Where is Malala nowadays anyway and what is she doing?Recommend

  • junglee
    Mar 8, 2017 - 11:55PM

    She is doing pretty well….which is more than what I can say for her tormentors, also known as girl-school bombers.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 9, 2017 - 12:03AM

    It was a man, most likely tutored by another man most probably claiming to be a pious man……who shot, with the intent to kill, a small girl called Malala. Today the man lives in anonymous disgrace while Malala survives and has the courage to speak and spread the message of universal education…..that is brave and inspirational. Recommend

  • Quresh
    Mar 9, 2017 - 12:58AM

    @CountryCircus: Well said. Arifa dies because she does not have Army’s support. Now, every one knows about her father’s past. Talk is cheap. Recommend

  • hellodrsoul
    Mar 9, 2017 - 1:28AM

    Look at the face of Malala. She has a distorted face because she raised her voice against the morons. I don’t understand why people start comparing Malala with other women. They are jealous of her? Do they think she is ”enjoying” this face of her? what are they implying? Are they ready to make their daughters meet the fate of Malala?Recommend

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