ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: Author and activist Malala Yousafzai expressed her concerns regarding girls not coming back to schools even after the COVID-19 pandemic due to economic repercussions and cultural oppression.
The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner has said that as many as 20 million more girls may not return to schools even if the crisis is over, peaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Pakistan national Nobel laureate said that COVID-19 had been a striking setback to our collective goals, such as educating girls and women.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also expressed the same concerns regarding how the pandemic will affect women and girls. He called for the nations collectively to ensure women's liberation.