Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani educator, educational activist, and human rights campaigner. Best known as the father of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, he is the co-founder and serves as the Honorary Chair of the Board for the Malala Fund. He also serves as the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education. For 18 years Ziauddin ran his own school in SWAT, which he built up from 3 pupils to 1100, more than half of whom were girls. When the Taliban banned girls’ education in 2007, he stood in direct opposition and remained defiant for the rights of his female students and girls everywhere.

The narrative is simply told but instructive, focusing on the importance of change beginning at an individual level. A straightforward, loving treatise on becoming a man dedicated to uplifting women as equals.

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