Malala Day: Teen activist shot by Taliban demands increased protection of girls worldwide

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–  Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, has urged world leaders to protect girls across the world from , the cruelty of forced-marriage and threat of .

Malala delivered the message on during the celebration of the Malala Day, a day set aside to highlight the importance of compulsory for children across the globe.

She said “ my home country , girls suffer from cruelty when they are forced to marry, leaving the school to become brides when they should be girls.

“They give birth to children when they themselves are children.

child anyway should be the target of conflict or .

“To the girls of Nigeria and across Africa and all the world, I want to say don’t let anyone tell you that you are weaker or less anything.


“You are the future of your country, you are going to up your nation and you are stronger anything.’’

The 17-year- activist, who survived the Taliban gun shot on her head, appealed for end to wars across the globe and asked conflict-stricken countries to embrace through dialogue.

She added that “we are treating each other like animals, we are more human beings and I request that the between Israel and Hamas should be ended.

“The conflict should be resolved; the bloodshed Iraq and Syria should be stopped.

“The terrorism in Afghanistan and should be eliminated and in Nigeria and other Middle Eastern countries should end.”

Malala said instead of spending money on arms and weapons, governments should spend more on .

She said education remained the best weapon to fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism. (NAN)