New education advocacy resource: ‘Raise your voice with Malala’

Malala Fund (2018) “Raise your voice with Malala: A guide to taking action for girls’ education”.

Cartoon image of girl wearing head scarf and speaking into a loud hailer. Her right fist is raised.

Girls know that education can change the direction their lives take. Around the world girls are challenging people in power and demanding their right to go to school and pursue the careers they want. To support the next generation of activists, Malala Fund has developed a new resource, “Raise your voice with Malala: A guide to taking action for girls’ education”

The guide features real stories about advocacy tactics girls have successfully used to fight for their education. It provides girls aged 13-18 living in marginalised communities with the information and tools they need to speak out, take action and create change.

“Equipping girls with advocacy tools can help them structure their passion into targeted strategies and give them a fighting chance for success in their local campaigns,” said Malala Fund CEO Farah Mohamed. “If Malala’s voice could stand out and affect change, imagine what millions more could do.”

Malala Fund’s Gulmakai Champions in Afghanistan, Brazil, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Turkey will circulate the guide through national campaign efforts and use the guide with girls in their programmes — training them on how to advocate for girls’ education. Malala Fund hopes to engage 25,000 girl activists with the guide.

“This is an important advocacy toolkit that will help girls know how to use their voice to demand their right to education and to live the life they deserve,” said Gulmakai Champion Habiba Mohammed from Nigeria.

The guide is available in 10 languages (see list below). Visit the Malala Fund website for links. You will be asked to fill in a form with some details about yourself and then you will receive an email with a link to the downloads. Malala Fund may email you with a user survey at a later date.

Resource available in:

  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • English
  • French
  • Hausa
  • Hindi
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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