Malala on the new cover of Vogue: “Every girl can change the world”

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Immortalized by photographer Nick Knight, Malala Yousafzai is the protagonist of the new cover of British Vogue. The Pakistani activist, 23, became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at 17.

Graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, in 2012 Malala had been shot in the head by a Taliban hitman, who had joined her in school, for her active role in supporting quality education for girls. Since he was 11, he had blogged on the website of the Bbc in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, under the pseudonym of Gul Makai, campaigning for the education of girls.

After the attack, in serious condition, she was flown to Great Britain to receive medical treatment. After recovering her strength, Malala stayed with her family in England, where she resumed school. His story of courage and endurance has gone around the world. The very young Nobel laureate, with the support of her family, founded the Malala Fund, an international non-profit organization that fights for the education of girls, and has become the international symbol of resilience of women in the face of repression.

On the cover of Vogue, Malala wears a bright red Stella McCartney dress and veil, which in the interview she described as a “cultural symbol for us Pashtuns.” “Muslim girls or Pashtun girls or Pakistani girls, when we follow our traditional dress, we are considered oppressed, or voiceless, or under patriarchy,” he explained. “I want to tell everyone that you can make your voice heard in your own culture and obtain equality in one’s own culture ”.

On Twitter, the activist said she was “excited and honored” to be the new star of the magazine’s cover: “I know the power that a young woman carries in her heart when he has a vision and a mission. I hope that every girl who sees this cover knows that it can change the world ».

Recently, Malala launched her own production house, Extracurricular. He signed a multi-year agreement with AppleTV+, for which he will work at documentaries on girls’ education and women’s rights, as well as comedies, animation and children’s series.

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