Malala Yousafzai demands that “gender apartheid” be considered a crime against humanity

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has urged the international community to declare “gender apartheid” a crime against humanity, drawing a comparison between the restrictions imposed by the Taliban on women in Afghanistan and the persecution of Black people under apartheid in South Africa.
The speaker at the 21st annual Nelson Mandela Lecture here on Tuesday was Malala Yousafzai, who was recognised for her advocacy for girls’ education in Pakistan and who was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17.

Every year on the anniversary of the global icon’s death, who went on to become South Africa’s first democratically elected president after spending 27 years as a political prisoner under the country’s apartheid regime that discriminated against the white minority, thought leaders from around the world gather to discuss their perspectives.