LOS ANGELES, California — On September 1, 2008, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist for girls’ education, famously gave her first speech at age 11. Titled “How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to Education?,” Yousafzai demanded access to education in response to nationwide edicts in Pakistan to restrict education for girls. After writing blog posts for the BBC online while living under Taliban rule and surviving an attempted assassination, Yousafzai states that she tells her story, not because of its uniqueness, but because it is the experience of many girls throughout the world. “I am not one voice. I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education,” stated Yousafzai when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The echo of Yousafzai’s call to provide education for girls in conflict areas resounds today. Girls living in conflict areas “are more than twice as likely to be out of school than girls living in non-affected countries,” according to UNICEF.