Malala Yousafzai launches ‘Books over Bullets’ hashtag to promote education at Oslo Summit

Malala to attend Oslo Education Summit

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be returning to Oslo to let the world leaders know how a fraction of their military spend can educate every child in the world. In an effort to promote the theory, she has also launched the BooksNotBullets hashtag over social media. Aiming at securing 12 years of free primary and secondary education for all children across the world, Malala will speak in the Oslo Education Summit in Oslo, Norway, which will be attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, among others.

Malala, who in 2012 survived a severe gunshot in the head for her support of girls’ schools in Pakistan, also recently met with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, one that included education. According to reports over the years, as many as 58 million children don’t go to school. Although, the basic education fund has gone up from 2002 to 2009, the number of children getting in school has stagnated ever since.

According to the Malala Fund, low- and lower-middle-income countries must commit a minimum of 20 percent of their national budgets to education in comparison to the 15 percent they commit right now.

A meeting is also scheduled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in mid-July to find ways to finance the new targets.The International Labour Organization has also been working towards three specific laws which include implementation of free, compulsory and quality education for all children at least to the minimum age for admission to employment