Malala Inspires University Curriculum

Program will focus on women's rights for high school and college students

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Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai’s campaign for universal education for girls has inspired a new curriculum at George Washington University.

The director Washington-based school’s Global Women’s Institute announced Monday that faculty members are creating a multimedia curriculum for college and high school students that will focus on women’s rights issues in the face of political extremism. The institute has partnered with the Malala Fund, a nonprofit that helps girls around the world access education.

Malala, who had spoken up about girl’s education rights since her early teens, became a worldwide celebrity after surviving a 2012 Taliban assassination attempt. She was treated in Great Britain after being shot in the head and continues to champion women’s education issues.