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Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time.

Atlantic Council Front Page is a new virtual event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s thirteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming each week.

Please join the Atlantic Council on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PKT for a conversation with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as she speaks on the efforts of the Malala Fund to provide better and early access to educational opportunities for girls around the world, starting with eight countries and expanding to others in need. The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center is pleased to present this live, online conversation as part of the #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges.

Educating girls could add up to $12 trillion to global growth, reduce child mortality, and improve the health of families. Increasing educational opportunities for girls could diminish economic inequality and reduce extremism that often feeds on inequitable distribution of wealth in societies. Going beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar approach, Ms. Yousafzai believes in expanding female participation in the formal labor force by creating opportunities and helping local partners break down societal barriers to the entry of women into the formal work force. The Malala Fund is working to create champions of education at the community level, assisting them in networking, and improving access to education through secondary school.

To participate, please register below. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join. To participate in the Q&A, please submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #ACFrontPage, and following @AtlanticCouncil and @ACSouthAsia. To submit questions for consideration in advance, please email Megan Goyette ([email protected]). 

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The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on the region as well as relations between these countries, neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.