Malala Yousafzai, new UN Peace Messenger, to promote girl education

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, newly designated UN Peace Messenger said that in second life, she got after extremists unsuccessful attempt to kill her, she will be working for education especially of girls and hoping boys will advocate for gender equality.

Expressing great disappointment on media’s portrayal of Muslims as “terrorists” and “jihadists”, the 19-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate stressed that Islam means peace and called herself a proud Muslim, reported The Economic Times.

“People should look at me and the Muslims who are living in peace and believe in peace, rather than looking at the few terrorists,” she said.

Malala was answering questions from young people after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres officially bestowed on her the highest honor the UN chief can give a global citizen, calling her “a hero.”

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