On Thursday, December 10th, He Named Me Malala screened at the UN General Assembly to celebrate Human Rights Day. Students Stand With Malala collaborated with UN Women, Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) and the Malala Fund to bring this event to over 1,200 middle school, high school and college students, along with educators, youth groups, and the UN community.

There were  Schoola bags and campaign action postcards on every seat.  Students arrived early and before the screening, Students Stand With Malala and MALA campaign tables were set up, along with an Adobe station (with a team of Adobe creators) to encourage students to take part in the WithMalala.org, Adobe Project 1324, a global digital art project inspiring young people to use creativity as a force for positive change.
The crowd quieted when Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, took the podium and gave a passionate speech about Human Rights Day, the conclusion of #16Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, and of course, Malala’s constant inspiration to girls around the world to raise their voices and advocate for justice.
 

 

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