‘I stand with girls’: Malala Yousafzai, now an honorary Canadian

‘I stand with girls’: Malala Yousafzai, now an honorary Canadian

Source: The Globe and Mail

‘I stand with girls’: Malala Yousafzai, now an honorary CanadianThe long road towards honorary Canadian citizenship for Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai finally came to an end today in Ottawa. Here’s how she made the moment into an appeal for action on the rights of refugees and girls.

Who else has received honorary citizenship?

She becomes the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship; the other five are the Dalai Lama, the Aga Khan, Mr. Mandela, Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. She is also the youngest person to address Parliament, joining the ranks of the Aga Khan, Nelson Mandela and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Read more – Dated: APR. 13, 2017

 

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