We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls’ rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past.
I think I have a right to live my life the way I like.
I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children.
I only get angry at my brothers and at my father.
When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.
It is true that when there’s a drone attack, those – that the – the terrorists are killed, it’s true. But 500 and 5,000 more people rises against it, and more terrorism occurs, and more – more bomb blasts occurs.
Pakistanis can’t trust. They’ve seen in history that people, particularly politicians, are corrupt. And they’re misguided by people in the name of Islam. They’re told: ‘Malala is not a Muslim, she’s not in purdah, she’s working for America.’
Girls are going to school again in Swat Valley. And that is great.
I’m often in the company of adults, so it’s nice to meet girls my age or younger.
Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up.