Malala Yousafzai to be granted Honorary Canadian Citizenship

The government of Canada announced honorary Canadian citizenship for Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai

Created On: Oct 17, 2013 14:42 ISTModified On: Oct 17, 2013 14:45 IST

The government of Canada on 16 October 2013 announced honorary Canadian citizenship for Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. The government recognized Malala’s contribution in risking her life promoting education for young women.

Besides Malala, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi have been given honorary citizenship by the Canadian government.
Malala received death threats from the Taliban when she defied the Islamist militant group with her outspoken views on the right to education. She was shot in 2012 near her village in Swat in northwestern Pakistan.

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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