Last weekend in Dubai, the literature festival organised by the famous Emirates airline company took place, a great opportunity for the young Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, to highlight the still-present issue of equal rights between the sexes.
The famous Emirates airline company organised a literature festival in Dubai last weekend. The young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, an activist committed to women’s access to education, took this opportunity to remind the Eastern world of the importance of the right of access to education for all children, emphasizing the persistent issues related to gender inequalities.
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at only 17 years of age for her fight against the oppression of young people and for the right of all children to education, she is today one of the most influential women in the world.
Throughout her poignant speech, the young woman therefore recalled the reasons why it is urgent to give priority to the right to education, and to highlight the current problems that make the schooling of girls throughout the world difficult. In particular, she highlighted the numerous difficulties that still persist today and hinder the schooling of young girls throughout the world.
Denouncing at the same time the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on schooling, she recalled the need for every girl to be able to complete her 12 years of studies
“I really hope that governments, teachers, civil society and education activists will pay full attention to this issue, ensuring that girls are learning at home, right now” she said.
She added: “There is a gender disparity when looking at the impact of COVID-19 on education, not only during the pandemic but also after, when many children are back in school. Many girls may be held back and will not be able to return to school“.
— Emirates Woman (@emirateswoman) February 8, 2021
Thanks to the “Malala Fund” she created, a series of initiatives have been implemented to enable young girls around the world to continue learning despite the pandemic before returning to school as soon as possible.