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Watch: Malala Yousafzai sends out a strong message to Donald Trump at World Economic Forum in Davos

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, used the stage at the World Economic Forum to send a strong message to US President Donald Trump and other powerful men on the state of gender equality in today’s world. Malala’s interview at the WEF Forum was live streamed on Facebook and went viral in just few hours. Malala spoke about causes that she supported and the ongoing #MeToo and Time’s Up movement that have got women’s from across the world come together.

She said she was disappointed to see that people at powerful positions of authority would do “shameful things” to women and that they should try and imagine if they will be able to see their daughters, mothers and sisters going through similarly testing situations. “I think it is time for women to raise their voices, so their voices are hardened and it reaches those ears.”

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Malala Yousafzai first came to international prominence after being shot in the head in 2012 for defying a Taliban ban on girls attending school in her native Pakistan. She has since used her platform to advocate for women and girls and their right to education, especially in parts of the world where access to those basic rights have traditionally been denied to them.

Malala also revealed that Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist has been her favourite, along with the many books on girls and women fighting and finding their ways out when the odds are against them that she likes reading.