The school uniform Malala was wearing on the day she was shot by the Taliban is a powerful reminder of her bravery.
Malala Yousafzai has demanded that the blood-stained school uniform she was wearing on the day she was shot by the Taliban is put on display in the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition.
The family of the 17-year-old activist has kept the uniform since she was attacked on her school bus in October 2012. Then 14, Malala was shot in the head for defying a Taliban diktat banning girls’ education.
Explaining why she wants the harrowing item to be put on display, Malala said: ‘My school uniform is very important to me because when I was going to school I would wear it. The day I was attacked I was wearing this uniform. I was fighting for my right to go to school, I was fighting for my right to get education. Wearing a uniform made me feel that yes, I am a student, I am doing it, practically. It is an important part of my life, now I want to show it to children, to people all around the world. This is my right, it is the right of every child, to go to school. This should not be neglected.’
The image of Malala’s blood-stained school uniform is a powerful reminder of the bravery of Malala and the continued fight for women’s rights.
This year, both Malala and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, are subjects of the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition for their work in children’s rights. They will open the eight-week exhibition on 11 December at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.
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