Apple teams up with Malala fund to fight for girls' education

Laverne Mann
January 28, 2018

The 20-year-old Oxford University student, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 after campaigning for girls education, used her platform to encourage greater access to education for girls and stressed the importance of education as a tool for promoting gender equality.

"My dream is for every girl to choose her own future", Yousafzai said in a statement.

The women's rights campaigner, who is now an undergraduate at Oxford University, was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"Just imagine for a second ... can they let it happen to their daughters, to their sisters, to their mothers?"

She said such behaviour was "shocking" and called for women to "stand up and speak out against it".

Activism and advocacy can leave you feeling jaded and hopeless.

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She stated, "It's not one person's job to do this".

Malala said that although her fund for education was working around the globe, it was focused most on educating children in Pakistan. Everyone has to play a role in this whether it's the media, NGOs, people in the business sphere or the government sector.

When Cook and Yousafzai met three months ago in England, they quickly knew they wanted to work together to better the world. We won't ask men to change the world, we're going to do it ourselves. "If we do not raise our voices, then these girls will never be able to have a voice or rights".

Sadly, this is a fact that needs to be stated over and over again.

Yousafzai, who was shot and almost killed by militants in Pakistan in 2012 for insisting on the right of girls to go to school, has become a global sensation, pleading for the education of women. "When we talk about feminism and women's rights, we are talking to men".

"We won't ask men to change the world, we're going to do it ourselves", said Yousafzai. "In order to become one, you have to recognise that all women and all those around you have equal rights and that you are part of this movement for equality", she said.

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