Malala Yousafzai is a fierce champion for girls, and she's using her new YouTube series to spotlight a few of the young women from around the world who inspire her.
"Roll Call" launched this week on the Malala Fund channel as an eight-episode series that will feature girls from Iraq, India, Japan, Syria, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
The first video, a 5-minute vlog with commentary from Yousafzai, focuses on the story of Nibras Khudaida, a 20-year-old college student who fled the Islamic State in Iraq in 2014 and resettled in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Khudaida shares footage of herself talking about yearning to get an education, something that wasn't guaranteed for her in Iraq. While strolling on Creighton University's campus, where she attends school, Khudaida tells the camera, "Coming here, I wanted to be more involved. I wanted to do everything. I didn't want anything — my gender, nothing — stopping me from what I wanted to do." Read more...More about Education, Refugees, Gender Equality, Girls, and Malala Yousafzai