Malala Yousafzai, best known as simply Malala, wants to be Pakistan’s Prime Minister, and we couldn’t be more supportive. ICYMI, two years ago, she won the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest person to ever do so at the age of 17.
The girls’ education activist spoke at the Investing in the Future conference in Sharjah on October 19. The theme of this year’s conference was “Building the Resilience of Women and Girls in the Arab Region,” reported the Federation of Arab News Agencies.
What better a person to speak to that theme, right?
Of course, advocating for women’s rights is nothing new to Malala — she’s been doing it since she was 11 (!), when she began promoting the importance of education for young women. And when she was 15, a Taliban assassin shot her in the head while on her school bus in Pakistan. After several surgeries and a long recovery, Malala was back on her feet and back to business. Time and time again, she proves that she’s unstoppable, and we love her for it.
Malala has become a renowned figure, endlessly advocating for the equality of women in restrictive regimes. In her speech at the Investing in the Future conference, she also spoke about continuing her mission for girls’ education and empowerment through the Malala Fund.
Since it seems Malala can do anything that she sets her mind to, we’re rooting for her for prime minister, too: #MalalaForPrimeMinister.
Want even more inspiration? You can check out Malala’s speech here.