Youth activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 22 year old Malala Yousafzai has become the face of Teen Vogue for their final cover of the decade. Teen Vogue has celebrated Malala as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and honored her for the great deal of social work she did in last 10 years.
While talking to Teen Vogue Malala opined that the youth was rising up and speaking out about the issues important to them and that it was what she had always hoped for.
Adding further, Malala also highlighted the importance of the change that would come through the youth, rather than just talking about the change that has passed.
“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 also talked about the importance of educating girls. The Nobel Prize winner said, “When you educate girls, it adds up to $30 trillion to the world economy. It helps us protect our climate. It reduces poverty; it reduces the likelihood of wars in developing countries. So when you look at those advantages, then you say, ‘We have to invest in girls’ educations”.