Malala and Michelle Obama Sat Down to Reflect on the Importance of Girls’ Education

Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event on her book tour in Washington, DC, Nov. 17, 2018.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

Several barriers stop girls around the world from missing out on their education. The UN’s Global Goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. You can join us and take action on this issue here.

Two of the most influential women in the world just came together to talk about the importance of education with a teen girl from Kolkata, India.

Teen Vogue facilitated a conversation between former US first lady Michelle Obama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, and 17-year-old student Priya Mondol ahead of International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11. “My Voice, Our Equal Future” is this year’s theme for the United Nations advocacy day to raise awareness about gender inequality. 

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