2023 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

The Importance of Girls' Education: A Father's Perspective
Worldwide 129 million girls are out of school and only 49% of countries have achieved gender parity in education. The opportunity for girls to have an education is paramount.

We know that investing in girls' education transforms families, communities and societies. It strengthens economies and reduces inequality. Investment in girls' education results in less child mortality, less maternal mortality, child marriage rates decline, the lifetime earnings of girls dramatically increase, and national growth rates rise. Education is a key pathway to equality. And equality of opportunity underpins this. We need to talk about the importance of girls' education for social equality. Imperative is paternal support. Come and hear from one father who raised his head above the parapet to fight for equality of opportunity for his daughter.

The Presenter
Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai, is an educational activist and teacher. He believes in the importance of girls' education. He started his own school in Pakistan to include teaching girls. After the Talibanisation of the region where they lived, his daughter Malala (Nobel Prize winner, 2014) took a stand beside him to fight for the education rights of girls. Mr Yousafzai is known globally for his commitment to peace and his ongoing efforts for the educational rights of girls in Pakistan and beyond. He is co-founder of the Malala Foundation with his daughter.

When: Friday 27 October 2023
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

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