Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced that Malala Yousafzai will visit Canada on April 12, 2017. She will address the Canadian Parliament and to officially receive the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014.
At 15 years old, Ms. Yousafzai was the target of Taliban assassins after she became an outspoken advocate for the right of girls to learn and to attend school. She has since become an international spokesperson for girls’ education and the rights of women and girls. In recognition of this work, she was named a co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. I am honoured by Parliament’s invitation and look forward to visiting this great nation of heroes,” Yousafzai said.
Trudeau will meet with Yousafzai to discuss girls’ empowerment through education and how they can actively contribute to the sustainable development of their communities and countries.