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Malala's Philosophies Spread Globally In Free Online Guide


Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and global icon for girls' education, is spreading her philosophies about human rights and youth empowerment to college and high school classrooms across the world.

George Washington University, the Malala Fund, and the publisher of a memoir about the Pakistani teenager are working together to launch a free, online guide for college and university classrooms to use while teaching her book, "I Am Malala."

A high school version is scheduled for release in 2015.

The free syllabus examines her story while reflecting on violence against women and girls, education as a human right, cultural politics, religious extremism, and global feminism.

In 2012, Malala survived an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

Now aged 17, Malala lives in Britain where she was flown for medical care after the attack.

Based on reporting by AP
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