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Malala Yousafzai Speaks Up About The Next Steps Of Activism: Make A Change & Get More Involved

Malala Yousafzai Speaks Up About The Next Steps Of Activism: Make A Change & Get More Involved

Malala Yousafzai stands tall on the new cover of Teen Vogue magazine.

The now 22-year-old world activist is opening up about youth rising up and speaking out about the issues important to them, and what she’s hoping for the future. Check it:

On what the next 10 years of youth activism will hold: “What has given me hope is that the last decade was a decade of youth activism, but the next one is going to be about youth change-making, and that’s what gives me hope. It’s like we have done our activism; we have done enough to raise our voice. And I think the next step is now let’s make the change, let’s be the change-makers, let’s get more involved in this.”

On the millions of young people who hit the streets for action on climate change: “For me to see millions and millions of young people, not just in the U.S., not just in the U.K. — the so-called developed countries — but from all across the world, in Pakistan, in India, in Kenya, you see these young girls, especially women that are coming forward, and you also see older people in the crowds — I think that’s when you realize how powerful the voices of these young people can be. And I think awareness is important. That’s the first step towards a change.”

On the emergence of other young female activists in the years since she became one of the first internationally recognized teen activists: “Six years ago, I was receiving global support, and I was happy that this time they were listening to young people. Sometimes in rooms with decision-makers, they don’t have any young people at the table; they don’t even have women, let alone young people. So just to have the voices of young people present there, just to have women being present at those tables, I think it’s a huge difference. And we have seen huge progress over the last few years, and now to see that young girls like Emma [González] and Greta are coming forward and they’re talking about climate change, they are talking about gun violence, and they’re talking about these different issues that are impacting all of us and especially what’s going to affect the future generations. There are hundreds and thousands of women and girls in all parts of the world who are standing up. Some of them we don’t even know — their names would never be known — but they’re changing their communities.”

Read more of Malala‘s interview at TeenVogue.com.

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Activist Malala Yousafzai Responds To Donald Trump's Muslim Comments

Activist Malala Yousafzai Responds To Donald Trump's Muslim Comments

Malala Yousafzai has responded to Donald Trump‘s views and comments he made about the Muslim community.

In an interview with the UK’s Channel 4, the 18-year-old activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate reacted to his views with the most eloquent response ever.

“It’s important that whatever politicians say, whatever the media say, they should be really, really careful about it,” she shared. “If your intention is to stop terrorism, do not try to blame the whole population of Muslims for it because it cannot stop terrorism. It will radicalize more terrorists.”

Malala added in another interview with AFP, “Well, that’s really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others.”

Malala Yousafzai Unveils Official Portrait in England

Malala Yousafzai Unveils Official Portrait in England

Malala Yousafzai poses next to her brand new official portrait by artist Nasser Azam at Barbar Institute Of Fine Art on Sunday (November 29) in Birmingham, England.

The 18-year-old Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner told the crowd she was “very grateful” for the support she has received, according to BBC.

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“In terms of buildings you may not see a lot, but in terms of people, their love, their hearts, their passion, there’s a lot of things,” Malala continued.

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Emma Watson Interviews Malala Yousafzai - Watch The Moving Video Here

Emma Watson Interviews Malala Yousafzai - Watch The Moving Video Here

Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai finally met and the result was amazing.

The 25-year-old actress and activist wrote about their meeting and interview in a new Facebook post:

“Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent. That might sound obvious but I was struck by this even more in person. There are lots of NGOs out there in the world doing great things… But if there were one I would put my money on to succeed and make change on this planet, it would be hers. (The Malala Fund). Malala isn’t messing around or mincing her words (one of the many reasons I love her). She has the strength of her convictions coupled with the kind of determination I rarely encounter… And it doesn’t seem to have been diminished by the success she has already had. And lastlyShe has a sense of peace around her. I leave this for last because it is perhaps the most important. Maybe as a result of what she has been through? I personally think it is just who she is

“Perhaps the most moving moment of today for me was when Malala addressed the issue of feminism. To give you some background, I had initially planned to ask Malala whether or not she was a feminist but then researched to see whether she had used this word to describe herself. Having seen that she hadn’t, I decided to take the question out before the day of our interview. To my utter shock Malala put the question back into one of her own answers and identified herself. Maybe feminist isn’t the easiest word to use… But she did it ANYWAY. You can probably see in the interview how I felt about this. She also gave me time at the end of the Q&A to speak about some of my own work, which she most certainly didn’t need to do, I was there to interview her. I think this gesture is so emblematic of what Malala and I went on to discuss. I’ve spoken before on what a controversial word feminism is currently. More recently, I am learning what a factionalized movement it is too. We are all moving towards the same goal. Let’s not make it scary to say you’re a feminist. I want to make it a welcoming and inclusive movement. Let’s join our hands and move together so we can make real change. Malala and I are pretty serious about it but we need you.

“With love, Emma x”

Into Film Festival opening Q&A

Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent. That might sound obvious but I was struck by this even more in person. There are lots of NGOs out there in the world doing great things… But if there were one I would put my money on to succeed and make change on this planet, it would be hers. (The Malala Fund). Malala isn't messing around or mincing her words (one of the many reasons I love her). She has the strength of her convictions coupled with the kind of determination I rarely encounter… And it doesn't seem to have been diminished by the success she has already had. And lastlyShe has a sense of peace around her. I leave this for last because it is perhaps the most important. Maybe as a result of what she has been through? I personally think it is just who she isPerhaps the most moving moment of today for me was when Malala addressed the issue of feminism. To give you some background, I had initially planned to ask Malala whether or not she was a feminist but then researched to see whether she had used this word to describe herself. Having seen that she hadn't, I decided to take the question out before the day of our interview. To my utter shock Malala put the question back into one of her own answers and identified herself. Maybe feminist isn't the easiest word to use… But she did it ANYWAY. You can probably see in the interview how I felt about this. She also gave me time at the end of the Q&A to speak about some of my own work, which she most certainly didn't need to do, I was there to interview her. I think this gesture is so emblematic of what Malala and I went on to discuss. I've spoken before on what a controversial word feminism is currently. More recently, I am learning what a factionalized movement it is too. We are all moving towards the same goal. Let's not make it scary to say you're a feminist. I want to make it a welcoming and inclusive movement. Let's join our hands and move together so we can make real change. Malala and I are pretty serious about it but we need you. With love, Emma x#HeNamedMeMalala #notjustamovieamovement Malala Fund Into Film

Posted by Emma Watson on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Malala Yousafzai Makes Powerful Education Speech at United Nations General Assembly - Watch Here

Malala Yousafzai Makes Powerful Education Speech at United Nations General Assembly - Watch Here

Malala Yousafzai poses with Amina Yusuf after a press conference during the United Nations General Assembly held at the United Nations on Friday afternoon (September 25) in New York City.

The 18-year-old education advocate spoke at the conference after speaking at the assembly along with 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, where they asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.

“World leaders sitting there, look up because the future generation is raising their voice,” Malala said. “Today, we are 193 young people representing billions more. Each lantern we hold represents the hope we have for our future because of the commitments you have made to the global goals. I’m hopeful that we all in the UN will be united in the goal of education and peace, and that we will make this world not just a better place, but the best place to live. Education is hope, education is peace.”

Later on, Malala made an appearance on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where she showed off her cool card tricks.


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Malala Yousafzai & Father Zia Premiere 'He Named Me Malala' In NYC

Malala Yousafzai & Father Zia Premiere 'He Named Me Malala' In NYC

Malala Yousafzai leans on her father Ziauddin as they arrive for the premiere of He Named Me Malala held at the Ziegfield Theater in New York City on Thursday night (September 24).

The 18-year-old recent Nobel Peace Prize winner was joined at the premiere by fashion blogger and actress Tavi Gevinson.

The documentary, centers on Malala, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim teamed up with Malala and gives viewers a look inside her life with her father Zia and her family and how are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide.

He Named Me Malala is in select theaters on October 2nd.

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Young Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Stops by 'Ellen' (Video)

Young Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Stops by 'Ellen' (Video)

Malala Yousafzai waves to the crowd as she arrives for her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing on Wednesday (September 9) from Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old activist opened up about how she found out she won the prestigious award, what it’s like meeting world leaders, and more. Check it:

On finding out she won: “So I was in my chemistry lesson in school and just studying about atoms and those things and suddenly my teacher came in she surprised me she said that you have won the Nobel Peace Prize. And I said, OK and then I said, I want to finish my school. And cause I am standing up for education and I have been given this award because I am fighting for children’s rights to go to school so I deserve this right to study today in school. Finish my school day and then I’ll go and have press interviews and stuff. So I finished that day.”

On meeting world leaders: “So if I like feel shy and if I think he would mind it than these issues would never get highlighted so it’s telling the world, just reminding them of their duties. You’re not asking them to do something extra, but you are demanding them that these are their responsibilities they need to listen to their people’s voices we want them to take action. We want them to do something and it’s important that you highlight it to them.”

On her family: “Well my father always says that ‘ask me what I did, but ask me what I did not do. And I did not clip her wings.’ So he has not clipped my wings he has allowed me to fly as high as I can. And this is how we want parents to be, to allow their children to fulfill their dreams to achieve who they want to be. It’s not that girls don’t have the skill or don’t have the talent to do something in their life it’s that they’re stopped in society. So my father did not do that he did not stop me. And I’m really thankful to him, also to my mother for giving me the strength and the courage to go forward. A little bit to my brothers, a little.”


Malala Yousafzai on Ellen 9/9/15
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