© The Nobel Foundation, Photo: Ken Opprann

© The Nobel Foundation, Photo: Ken Opprann

He Named Me Malala

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls” – Malala Yousafzai

Last week I was at a private pre-screening of the documentary “He Named Me Malala”. This is a very important and moving documentary made by the American film director Davis Guggenheim. If you have an opportunity to see it, then please do. The documentary reminds us how “one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the World”. It is a fact that more than 60 million girls are not in school today. This is unacceptable and we must support those who work to ensure that “every girl has access to a free, safe, quality education”. This documentary clearly shows the importance of furthering the global agenda of women, peace and security. It also shows how one very brave girl and her family can make a difference. In 2014 Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – sharing the award with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

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