Ottawa, Ontario - September 7, 2018

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau met with Malala Yousafzai, honourary Canadian, Nobel laureate, and co-founder of the Malala Fund.  

Prime Minister Trudeau thanked Ms. Yousafzai for her leadership in Canada’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council to advance education for women and girls. They discussed Canada’s commitment to implement the historic $3.8 billion of new resources committed in Charlevoix for women and girls in crisis and conflict-affected situations. They discussed upcoming opportunities to ensure that education remains a global priority including during the United Nations General Assembly, the G20, and future G7 presidencies.  

The Prime Minister and Ms. Yousafzai committed to further discuss opportunities to address barriers faced by girls in accessing 12 years of free, safe, quality education.