Malala Yousafzai To Speak At Tokyo Conference

Malala Yousafzai to speak at Tokyo conference

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is in Japan for the first time, to address an international conference in Tokyo.

Malala is attending the two-day World Assembly for Women, starting on Saturday, to speak about the importance of education for women.

She also plans to exchange opinions with other female leaders including UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Malala was shot by Islamic militants in Pakistan in 2012. She later set up a fund using donations from around the world and has campaigned for education for girls and women. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17.

Malala studies philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford in Britain. She also works to raise international awareness for refugee girls who suffer from poverty and conflict and have no chance to receive education.