Malala Day is being celebrated  in honour of the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot for attending school in defiance of the Taliban.

Malala Day 2014

 Malala Day 2014

Malala  celebrated her 17th birthday in Nigeria and joined her voice to help renew calls to bring back the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April.
Malala and millions of girls like her around the world continue to show us that they are stronger than violence, stronger than oppression, stronger than fear… Today, Malala challenges us to show the world what we are stronger than with the #STRONGERTHAN message.

“What are you stronger than?”, she asks
The young girl who fought against
And most of all her fears.
“What are you stronger than?”
I ask myself
Have I stood up for what is right?
Have I spoken for the voiceless?
Have I used my resources for the needy?
Am I stronger than
The fears that keep me back
The selfishness that enslaves me
The lethargy that paralyses me?
Something to think about today.
What are you stronger than?

What you can do:

Add your name to this statement from Malala and her friends in Nigeria and join to make a change:

Donate towards the Malala Fund towards empowering girls through education to achieve their potential and be agents of positive change in their communities.

Share your own message using the hashtag #STRONGERTHAN message on Social Media and connect with the Malala Fund on Facebook and Twitter.