On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education for every girl and young women. This was her first public speech since the coward attack that almost ended her life in 2012; she said: “I am not against anyone (…). I’m here to speak up for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all terrorist and extremists.”
And she continued: “Malala Day [the name of the event] is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.”
On October 10, 2014, the Norwegian Committee awarded Malala Yousafzai, along with Kailash Satyarthi, President of the Global March Against Child Labour, the Nobel Peace Prize. The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers celebrates this well-deserved recognition and hopes that the Malala pacifist message reaches all corners of the world and feed the spirits of all those who share a desire for a more equal and just world.