This year’s International Women’s Day is marked by thousands fleeing war in Ukraine. The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, meets Malala Yousafzai to discuss what world leaders can do to protect girls’ education in times of conflict.
00:00 – Who is Malala?
00:30 – Becoming a refugee
01:11 – The impact of conflict on civilians
02:51 – The gender gap in digital education
03:41 – Promoting girls’ education in Afghanistan
05:21 – How can Western policy makers influence women’s rights in Afghanistan?
07:22 – Muslim countries must stand up to the Taliban
08:05 – Quality education is important for democracy
See our coverage on women around the world here: https://econ.st/3hFi6pb
Societies that treat women badly are poorer and less stable: https://econ.st/3CaRmGI
Malala on why girls must be free to learn and lead: https://econ.st/37eStd5
Kiara Nirghin on STEM’s gender divide: https://econ.st/3hOLUzV
How to change the lives of Afghanistan’s women: https://econ.st/3CpF3pV
How teachers can address discrimination at school https://econ.st/360JRpz
How girls’ education can help solve the climate crisis https://econ.st/3I5BcQp
Why nations that fail women fail https://econ.st/3sEBrxg
Why educating girls is even more important than people realise https://econ.st/3HIXpDA
Afghanistan’s economy is collapsing: https://econ.st/3IYf0ZL