Malala Fund breaks down the barriers preventing more than 130 million girls around the world from going to school.

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Malala’s story

Learn how Malala began her fight for girls — from an education activist in Pakistan to the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate — and how she continues her campaign through Malala Fund.

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Where we work

Malala Fund’s Gulmakai Network supports the work of education champions in developing countries — and helps bolster girls’ secondary education around the world.

60%

There are 3.7 million out-of-school children in Afghanistan — 60% are girls. (UNICEF)

Afghanistan
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Afghanistan
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1.5m

Brazil is the world’s eighth largest economy — but 1.5 million girls are still out of school.

Brazil
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Brazil
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40%

40% of adolescent girls aged 15-18 are not attending any educational institution. (NCPCR)

India
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India
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60%

Girls in Nigeria make up 60% of all out-of-school children at primary level. (UNESCO)

Nigeria
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Nigeria
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22m

More than 22 million children in Pakistan are out of school — the majority of them are girls. (HRW)

Pakistan
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Pakistan
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1.5m

Over 1.5 million school-aged Syrian refugee children live in Turkey and Lebanon — but half of them are not in school. (HRW)

Syria region
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Syria region
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“We need to encourage girls that their voice matters. I think there are hundreds and thousands of Malalas out there.”

— Malala

Assembly

Assembly is our digital publication and newsletter for girls and young women to share their thoughts, challenges and accomplishments — and for all of us to learn about this new generation of leaders.