A community of optimists hosted by Melinda French Gates

An illustration of a woman wearing a headscarf, looking toward you with binoculars while young women walk over a bridge of books floating in the sky in the background.
Illustration by Hailey Coral

International Day of the Girl

“I often say that my goal is to see every girl in school in my lifetime,” writes Malala. “But imagine that COVID-19 is a turning point, a time when we invest in education like never before in human history, a time when we finally make good on so many years of promises.”