Launching Malala Fund’s Girl Advocate Guide


Press release

December 7, 2018 | Girls know that education can change the trajectory of their lives. That’s why around the world they 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 developed a new resource, “Raise your voice with Malala: A guide to taking action for girls’ education.”

Featuring real stories about advocacy tactics girls have successfully used to fight for their education, the guide provides girls ages 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 a 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.

"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 will also be disseminated to girls in collaboration with global education partners like Girl Rising and the Discovery Learning Alliance. Malala Fund hopes to engage 25,000 girl activists with the guide.

The guide is available in 10 languages and can be accessed from our resources page or using the links below.