Tonight on PBS I have a conversation with Omoyele Sowore, founder and publisher of SaharaReporters.com, and Amber Khan, senior communications director of Women for Women International, which advocates on behalf of women and girls around the globe.
Another woman explains how having access to protein has improved the nutrition for her small children and how she is able to provide her family with better and more plentiful vegetables because of animal by-product use.
If we all adopted Malala's attitudes, we'd be much closer to protecting and empowering women and girls around the globe. Yet, here's the great news: we don't have to endure personal tragedy in order to take a stand for equality. Even simple actions can create change.
"Protecting women's rights, and protecting women from violence is not an isolated issue from the larger violence that is happening in the country. Violence simply starts with women but never stops with them."
Nearly twenty years ago, the country I called home, Bosnia and Herzegovina, descended into a brutally violent and destructive war, one that shredded the fabric of our society and forever altered the lives of the survivors.