Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will officially receive honourary Canadian citizenship on her visit to Canada on April 12.
Malala will finally receive the Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014. The Nobel prize winner will also address the Canadian Parliament on April 12, making her the youngest to do so.
The honorary Canadian citizenship will be given to Malala, to recognize her bravery in the fight for the rights of women and girls to go to school.
On April 12, Malala Yousafzai will visit Canada, address Parliament, and receive honorary Canadian citizenship: https://t.co/5KIVLELtyR
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 3, 2017
Malala Yousafzai is one of just six people to receive honorary Canadian citizenship. The others are Raoul Wallenberg, Nelson Mandela, the 14th Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Aga Khan.