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Meghan and Prince Harry continue to cast a light on causes close to their heart. This Sunday, the pair will join forces with Ms Yousafzai, the outspoken advocate for girls’ right to an education, and discuss the invisible barriers keeping millions of young women out of school. 

The conversation will be livestreamed through YouTube and the Malala Fund’s social media channels. 

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Pakistani-born Ms Yousafzai was famously shot in the head and neck on her way to school in 2012, after having raised her voice against Talibans opposing to providing an education to all children no matter their gender. 

A Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, confirmed Ms Yousafzai had become the target of the gunmen for propagating “obscenity”. 

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He said: “She has become a symbol of Western culture in the area; she was openly propagating it. Let this be a lesson.”

The then-14-year-old eventually survived the attack and, thanks to her relentless activism and courage, gained an even bigger platform to speak in favour of education for all. 

Ms Yousafzai, who while in Pakistan had revealed she dreamed to become a doctor, graduated earlier this year from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. 

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