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"I'm excited for that, to be the change-maker, and do more for girls' education, to ensure that all girls can have the opportunity to go to school, to go to universities, just like I have."
17 Dec 2019 - 3:17 PM  UPDATED 17 Dec 2019 - 3:17 PM

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has featured on the cover of Teen Vogue and opened up about healing from trauma and youth-driven change.      

A poised Yousufzai who is a student at Oxford spoke about her studies and her campaigning work for girls' education in her home country of Pakistan. 

"It's like we have done our activism; we have done enough to raise our voice. And I think the next step is now let's make the change, let's be the change-makers, let's get more involved in this,"  the 22 year old told Vogue. 

"I'm excited for that, to be the change-maker, and do more for girls' education, to ensure that all girls can have the opportunity to go to school, to go to universities, just like I have."

Yousufzai said the new decade would be driven by youth-driven change, singling out fellow young female activists - Greta Thunberg and 20-year-old American anti-gun violence advocate Emma Gonzalez. 

"We have seen huge progress over the last few years, and now to see that young girls like Emma [González] and Greta are coming forward and they're talking about climate change, they are talking about gun violence, and they're talking about these different issues that are impacting all of us and especially what's going to affect the future generations.

"There are hundreds and thousands of women and girls in all parts of the world who are standing up. Some of them we don't even know — their names would never be known — but they're changing their communities."

Malala made headlines in 2012, when she was shot in the head by the Taliban at 15, for speaking out about girls' right to education.

The founder of the Malala Fund which support girls' education worldwide, Malala was just 17 years old when she became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. ⁣

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