Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, stood in direct opposition of the Taliban when they banned girls’ education and has rebelled against inequality all his life. Here, he talks about his journey and how we can all instigate social change.
Ziauddin Yousafzai is the father of Malala, the global activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. In his own right, Ziauddin is an education activist, human rights campaigner and teacher. He hails from Pakistan's Swat Valley where, at great personal risk among grave political violence, he peacefully resisted the Taliban's efforts to shut down schools and limit their personal freedom. Ziauddin is co-founder of Malala Fund and is building a global movement for girls' education.