Last year, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
Speaking exclusively to Mishal Husain for BBC World News’ Panorama in her first interview since the attack, Malala says she believes dialogue is the only way to achieve peace and that extremism can only be rooted out by educating the next generation.
She also told the BBC that she intends to return to her home country, despite the danger:
“I want to go back to Pakistan but first of all I need to be fully empowered… and to make myself powerful, I only need one thing, that is education, so I will get education, then I’ll go back to Pakistan.”
The interview, in which she also reflects on life under the Taliban, the attack itself and her battle for recovery in a Birmingham hospital, will be broadcast in a Panorama exclusive ‘Malala: Shot for Going to School’ on Saturday 12th October, at 19:10 and Sunday 13th October at 12:10 SA time on BBC World News (DStv channel 400).