Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani advocate for female education who became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Laureate, inspired GWI and affiliated faculty to create a resource guide for university students. The guide, produced in collaboration with the Malala Fund, explores how politics, culture, religion and violence may affect gender equality and encourages girls to share their experiences and ideas with others. Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father and member of GWI’s Leadership Council, celebrated with GWI on campus when the guide was released.
After-school clubs in the U.S., Latin America and in Malala’s hometown in Pakistan are using a toolkit version of the guide specifically made for clubs to spur discussion and take action. The toolkit is a joint product of GWI and Girl Up!, a program run by the UN Foundation.