Malala Yousafzai was featured in Teen Vogue as part of a series looking back at youth activism as a defining part of the 2010s
Speaking out about the millions of young people who hit the streets for action on climate change, she said: ‘For me to see millions and millions of young people, not just in the US, not just in the UK – the so-called developed countries – but from all across the world, in Pakistan, in India, in Kenya, you see these young girls, especially women that are coming forward, and you also see older people in the crowds – I think that’s when you realise how powerful the voices of these young people can be. And I think awareness is important. That’s the first step towards a change.’
The magazine has celebrated Yousufzai as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and honoured her for the social work she has done in the last 10 years. In an interview with the magazine, Malala reveals how education came to be her top priority.
“Education has been part of my journey since I was growing up. And I saw how many girls in my own community were not able to go to school. And my father was one of those special feminists in our community who let his daughter go to school,” said Yousufzai.