Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest laureate, has been long working for peace and education, in particular, girls’education in Pakistan. International Day of the Girl is celebrated on October 11 to increase awareness on the challenges faced by girls and promote empowerment initiatives.
This year, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got together with Malala Yousafzai to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, reported The Guardian.
In a web conference, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex engaged in a conversation with the Pakistani activist to “discuss the barriers preventing 130 million girls from going to school and why it’s essential that we champion every girl’s right to learn.”
Meghan began the discussion by addressing the importance of education for girls and said, “When young girls have access to education everyone wins and everyone succeeds. It just opens the door for societal success at the highest level”.
“It’s not just robbing society of the cultural richness that comes with educating young girls,” she continued. “It’s also robbing these young girls of childhood.”
Both Meghan and Malala have been working for the cause of girls’ education for a long time. Meghanalso spoke about the issues that arise when a girl is denied her right to education.
Women’s right to education has become one of Meghan’s key causes, and she selected the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as one of her first patronages after marrying Prince Harry. Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities is the world’s first international university network and remains the only accredited organization representing higher education across the Commonwealth.
Source: The Express Tribune