Stockholm, 22 June 2022 (TDI): Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai visited the Embassy of Pakistan in Sweden. She met there with the Pakistani Ambassador Zahoor Ahmed.

The two spoke about her work for girls’ education in Pakistan and climate change and its convergence with Sweden.

Malala Yousafzai said the fight against climate change is also a fight for the right to girls’ education. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said, due to climate-related events, millions of them lose access to schools.

Malala on Climate Change

Previously Malala Yousafzai joined the environmental campaigners Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate in Friday’s climate protests outside the Swedish Parliament It is held every week since 2018 and has sparked a global movement.

Malala said in an interview, “Due to climate-related events, millions of girls lose their access to schools. Events like droughts and floods impact schools directly, displacements are caused due to some of these events … Because of that, girls are impacted the most: they are the first ones to drop out of schools and the last ones to return.”

Furthermore, she said because of climate change girls are affected more. During the demonstration, Malala shared the story of how climate change affected her education.

Activists from Uganda Nakate said “When girls and women are educated, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it helps build resilience and it also helps reduce the existing inequalities that so many women and girls face in different parts of the world”

Malala along with notable other young activists has remained very vocal about the matter of climate change along with the education of girls around the world specially in South Asia.

Leave a Reply