Education activists in Swat vowed to join Malala Yousafzai’s campaign to promote schooling for girls in the region and announced July 14, 2014 as the day they would renew their efforts.
July 14 is being celebrated as Malala Day worldwide and is being called a ‘day of action on girls’ education and girls rights’.
Corresponding with The Express Tribune via email, Asfandyar Mir, on behalf of the Malala Fund, said that awareness campaigns for girls’ rights would be launched on July 14 in areas where they are most ignored.
Ahmed Shah, the President of Global Peace Council, called Malala a symbol of peace and women’s education around the world. “We feel proud that a young girl from Swat has taken the responsibility of all the girls in the world. We follow Malala in her aim of saying no to weapons, extremism and terrorism and yes to literacy, education and peace in the entire world,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2014.