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No Adults Extra – Malala Yousafzai roundtable

Written by on 16th July 2013

No Adults Extra – Malala Yousafzai roundtable

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On Friday, 12th July the girl who was shot in the head for going to school spoke to the United Nations about the need for free education for all.

Malala Yousafzai has been campaigning for young people to get access to school for a long time, and in 2009 wrote a blog for the BBC about life under Taliban rule.

On the 9th of October 2012 Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban, on her school buss in the Northwest Pakistan.

The speech was the sixteen year old’s first public address since being shot, and has had an impact around the world.

A special No Adults Allowed panel discussed the importance of the event, what education means to our society and whether this will help young people engage in the news.