By Patrice Harris
Originally Published on Talk Radio News Service on June 23rd 2015.
(TRNS)- Pakistani woman advocate and Noble Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai visited members of Congress Tuesday as she continues her push for universal secondary education. Malala is known globally for her strong advocacy for girls’ education.
Malala will call for the strengthening of U.S leadership for girls’ education globally, including increased U.S contributions for the Global Partnership for Education, an international organization focused on ensuring all children access quality education.
Just one week after the First Lady’s visit to the U.K. to promote her Let Girls Learninitiative, Malala is urging senators and representatives to support First Lady Michelle Obama.
“We must invest in books, not bullets. U.S leader have a choice to make: they can either invest in military and war or in education and hope. Without education it is impossible, to achieve the peace we all seek. Education for all is the only answer,” said Malala.
Malala’s visit to the US includes courtesy visits to Kay Granger (R-TX), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) as well as a group of bipartisan women staffers.
Malala’s summer trip to the U.S pre empts the release of her upcoming biographical documentary film “He Called Me Malala.”