Starting her activist career at the incredibly young age of 11, Malala Yousafzai is dedicated to quality education for all young women. In this first episode of At The Table, Malala and Alaa explore her commitment to being an advocate, the challenges she has faced including being attacked by the Taliban, and the state of education in the world today.
Being At The Table means:
“Ensuring that we have inclusivity in those rooms, ensuring that we have the voices of these young girls, women and young people present there” – Malala Yousafzai
Highlights from the Conversation:
- The impact of COVID-19 on girls' education efforts worldwide
- Waking up in Jan 2009 to find out school has been closed and women’s education banned by the Taliban
- Why educating women and girls is crucial to our collective society
- What we can all do to tangibly support girls' education around the world
- The beliefs and convictions that kept her moving forward
- The crucial role men play in furthering gender parity
- Advice to young activists looking to better their communities
- And More…
About the Guest:
Malala Yousafzai is co-founder and board member of Malala Fund. Malala began her campaign for education at age 11. At age 15, she was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to see every girl complete 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
About the Host:
Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.
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