LONDON: On Commonwealth Day, Malala Yousafzai has urged the Commonwealth countries to provide better assistance for the protection of children.
She was addressing an event organized in Westminster abbey to celebrate Commonwealth Day.
Malala said it’s an honor for her to be there. She said the forum of Commonwealth is basically like a family for all the nations around the world, where no one is judged on the basis of religion, race or gender.
She said that school-going kids face a lot of trouble every day. Especially children in Pakistan, India and various African countries have to deal with many hurdles like poverty, violence and cultural barriers in order to get education.
The young schoolgirl activist has requested the Commonwealth to guard children worldwide from being exploited through child labour and trafficking.
Queen Elizabeth and other royal family members were also present at the event.