Malala Yousafzai’s Dad on the Importance of Girls’ Education

Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani educator and advocate for girls’ education. He’s also known around the world for being the father of Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai. After Malala survived a Taliban attack for her own activism, Ziauddin joined her in creating the Malala Fund for girls education. Ziauddin also serves as a United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education.

I’ll tell the men that patriarchy is something that is not only harmful for the girls, it’s also harmful for the men. Societies who don’t believe in their women and girls, they walk with one leg. 


In this conversation, Ziauddin speaks about how he has supported Malala throughout her life and men’s role in promoting gender equality.

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You can find more information about the Malala Fund at and on Twitter @MalalaFund and @Malala.

This episode was produced by Laura Ubaté, edited by Martina Castro, mixed by Martine Chaussard, and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, editor David Alandete and production manager Luis Gil.  Season two of Seeking Peace is produced by Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adonde Media, in collaboration with Our Secure Future.

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