Malala Yousafzai says that the world seems to be lagging behind in the fight for equality between boys and girls.
The Pakistani female education activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate made the remarks at the Women Deliver 2023 conference in Kigali, Rwanda.
She says that in many countries girls are still left behind in education.
She became the first child to be awarded the Nobel Prize for fighting for girl child rights in education.
“We want to show world leaders and other powerful people that there are still problems. I am asking them to do something. She noted during the conference that the youth from there should fight for change first.
While addressing the audience, Malala pointed out ‘girls’ dignity is worth fighting for’
Afghanistan has 5 million girls who cannot attend high school and university. Two years ago, the Taliban banned teenagers from returning back to school.
“It’s imperative that these children get their rights back,” she added.
In addition to education issues, the Women Deliver 2023 conference also examines other issues including endless wars in the world, climate change and others.
Although most men die in war, long-term consequences affect women.
Those in the Kigali meeting also want a woman to have the right to have sex or not to have sex. They want her to participate in offspring decisions.
While in Kigali, she visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the genocide’s history and its lasting impact. At Women Deliver, she shared the stage with her father to discuss intergenerational advocacy. She also stopped at Gahanga Cricket Stadium to watch a cricket match, meet the players and take a few swings.