What Malala Thinks About Male Allies

Malala Yousafzai“If we do not engage men, it’s missing the point,” Malala said. “The issue lies there.”

But engagement, she said, has to amount to more than talk. “Men need to not just say they support women but take action by giving room for women to come to the table and speak.”

Using her famous father as an example, she said that although his own sisters were not permitted to get an education, he ensured that Malala, and other girls, could be educated by founding and running a school for girls and boys.

He also wrote Malala’s name on the family tree, the first female ever to be put on it.  And, what a female she has turned out to be.


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