Malala continues fight for girls' rights, education, empowerment

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Nobel Prize Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai (right) gives an interview to Ben Malor of the UN News and Media Division. Looking on is Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.
UN Photo/Mark Garten

Malala Yousafzai is continuing her fight for girls' education, rights and empowerment, in her role as the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.

She began speaking out for girls' education aged 11, and after surviving an assassination attempt by Taliban extremists in her native Pakistan in 2012, she co-founded the Malala Fund along with her father.

This month she is due to begin her studies at Oxford University.

During the recent opening of the General Assembly, she came to UN Headquarters in New York and spoke to UN News about the need to invest more in education, and the importance of helping girls "achieve their dreams".

Ben Malor began by asking her about a new initiative the Malala Fund is rolling out, known as the Gulmakai Network.

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