Malala Yousafzai

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How to Build Movements: What I’ve learned from girls and women

In the past few years we have seen waves of powerful movements wash over countries, regions and the world. From the #MeToo movement that shed light on sexual harassment and assaults to the global climate strike started by a lone teenager Greta Thunberg, we’re witnessing girls and women on the forefront of activism for human rights, social justice, gender equality and climate action. 

So, how do you build a successful movement? What can we learn from the girls and women who have led impactful movements of change around the world?

There are a few things that I have taken away from the women and girls that I look up who have recently made significant strides to make this world a more just, equal and safe place. They inspire me to stay on course and I hope that these learnings can inspire you to also be an unstoppable force for good. 

Malala Day 2014: What are you #StrongerThan?

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela Today marks the second annual Malala Day. Malala Yousafzai and two of her classmates were shot by Taliban gunman on their way to school in Pakistan in October

Can a girl change the world?

Throughout history we have witnessed social and political transformations achieved through the collective actions of others and often led by the vision of an individual. As stated by Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change

25,000 Women for Malala

October 9th marks the one year anniversary of Malala Yousafzai’s attack. To read more about Malala, her courage and her inspiring work that has followed the brutal attempt on her life, check out Girls’ Globe blogger Emma’s post: Malala Yousafzai: One Child, One Teacher, One Pen

The content on Girls’ Globe is created by our members – activists, advocates and experts on gender equality, human rights and social justice from around the world. 

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