We’re working for 12 years of free,
safe, quality education for every girl.

We advocate — at local, national and international levels — for resources
and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education.

Here’s how.

Meeting with leaders

We meet with heads of state and high-level officials — people with the power to shift critical resources towards education — and ask them to increase their investment in girls’ futures.

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Including girls in the conversation

We believe girls should speak for themselves — that’s why we bring young education activists to high-level conferences to tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential. We created Assembly, a digital publication and newsletter, as a platform for girls' voices.

Read Assembly

A girl from Bahia advocates in Brazil's National Congress in 2019.

Supporting grassroots activists

Our Education Champions spearhead campaigns to promote girls’ education in their communities, countries and regions.

Education Champion Network

Malala Yousafzai and Frances Uchenna Igwilo in Paris, France in 2018

Our priorities

Girls in Nigeria

Social Norms

We’re creating a new normal, one where every girl learns for 12 years and can choose her own future.

Girls in classroom in India

Education financing

We are calling on developing countries to spend 20% of their budget on education and donor countries to commit 15% of their aid to education.

A girl in classroom in Pakistan

Education quality

We work to ensure that education systems better support girls to develop the skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.


Read the latest on our advocacy work.

Interview  |  January 9, 2020
Malala Fund Champion Kiki James discusses the future of education at the WISE Summit 2019
Update  |  November 1, 2019
Malala Fund Champion Deema Hiram brings urgent message to the UN General Assembly
Update  |  July 9, 2019
Malala Yousafzai and Frances Uchenna Igwilo call on G7 to double investment in girls' education
Press Release  |  October 9, 2018
Malala Fund’s Full Force report launches with foreword from Apple CEO Tim Cook
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Press Release  |  October 9, 2018
Hiba Hamzi delivers message to heads of state at UNGA
JUNE 9, 2018
Farah Mohamed: Remarks to G7 leaders in Canada
MAY 24, 2018
Student refugee calls on leaders to sign the Safe Schools Declaration
May 8, 2018
A major win for out-of-school Nigerian girls

A new law guarantees primary education for girls.

February 1, 2018
15-year-old Nigerian student asks leaders to invest in girls at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference in Dakar.


Our team conducts pivotal research on the impact of girls’ secondary education on our world to influence policy and funding decisions.

Report  |  June 2019
Financing at Full Force

Without enough funding, school systems cannot equip students with the skills and knowledge to realise their potential and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.

Report  |  October 2018
Full Force: Why the world works better when girls go to school

If girls don’t receive quality education there will be a shortage of educated workers — leading to major gaps in the labour market and unstable economies.

Report  |  July 2018
Cost of Not Educating Girl

If every girl worldwide received 12 years of free, safe, quality education, lifetime earnings for women could increase by $15 trillion to $30 trillion.

Report  |  June 2017
Safer, Healthier, Wealthier: How G20 investments in girls’ education improve our world

Girls' education is key to tackling global challenges.

Report  |  September 2016
#YesAllGirls: Education and the global refugee response

Malala Fund is calling on governments to develop a longer-term vision for refugee response.

Report  |  February 2016
#NotLost: Claiming Syria's future

Improving access to education for displaced and refugee children from Syria is a high priority for Malala Fund.

Report  |  July 2015
Beyond Basics: Making 12 Years a Reality
Report  |  July 2015
Financing Upper Secondary Education

World leaders must invest the funds necessary to ensure all girls can achieve the goals they set for themselves.

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