The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been appointed as the UN Messenger of Peace on Monday by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for promoting girls education.
While interacting with the media Malala Yousafzai said in a statement, “The role of men, father and brother’s is really important. There were so many girls just like me in Swat Valley who could have spoken out but their fathers did not allow them, their brothers did not allow them to do so”.
Speaking her mind, she said her father was the one who supported her and gave the motivation to fight against all odds.
Yousafzai said in the event, “All I had was a father and a family who said ‘yes you can speak. It is your choice’. I think that is what we need. We need brothers and fathers and all men in the family to let women be who they want to be”.
In a statement, António Guterres said, ”It is for me a very emotional day to be here with you. You are the symbol of one of the most important causes in the world, probably the most important cause in the world and that is education, education for all, and particularly because we know it is more difficult in many societies, education for girls”.
However, in the year 2012, Malala Yousafzai was allegedly gunshot in her head by the Taliban when she was returning back from the school.