This week, Vogue published a piece written by Malala Yousafzai that discusses her personal story and her unwavering commitment to improving female education. She writes about her experience as a second-year student at Oxford University and why everyone should be able to receive similar opportunities. She explains, “when girls have access to 12 years of education, primary and secondary, they reduce the risk of violent conflict, improve public health, slow the effects of climate change and grow economies.” Malala concludes her essay by expressing her uncertainty for the direct path of her future career; for now, she is focusing on her own education and will continue to be an advocate for girls everywhere.
For Further Reading
Take a look at the timeline of Malala’s story and learn where she got her start.
Malala has inspired girls around the world to pursue their goals; who has motivated you the most to do the same?
Look at the official website for the Malala Fund and see how you can get involved.