Malala Day 2015 Virtual Campaign for Girl's Education

Malala Yousafzai is a courageous advocate for universal education and girls’ rights. On July 12, 2013 – Malala’s 16th birthday – she delivered a speech on global education, her first public appearance since being targeted by the Taliban for her commitment to girls’ education. Malala Day, observed this year on Sunday, July 12, 2015, is a day to stand up for the rights of all children to receive a full, free, and adequate education.

In celebration of Malala Day, the Global Women’s Institute is hosting a virtual campaign throughout the month of July. On this very important day and every day, we must work together to strengthen the call for universal education.

To participate in the campaign, contact the Global Women's Institute at [email protected].


The resource guide is targeted towards high school, college and university students in the United States and overseas. It was designed as a series of lessons based on themes extracted from the memoir, I Am Malala, and is intended to enrich a variety of academic programs. It can also be taught as a single course around the book. It provides a window into complex issues of politics, history, human rights, religion and tradition through the lens of one girl's story.