|A note from our guest editor:
As an editorial intern at Malala Fund, every day is an adventure working with amazing girls from around the world.
During my time here, I’ve written about an Indian teacher overcoming gender stereotypes, met a Palestinian refugee student advocating for girls’ education and talked to a Malaysian comics artist about her STEM background (you’ll meet Reimena in this issue!).
Assembly is a platform that celebrates girls by telling their stories — how cool is that? And as this new publication grows, I can see momentum building thanks to this generation of brilliant girl leaders. I couldn't be more thankful to be part of this force — and I can’t wait to see where it goes in the future.
In this issue, we offer an inside look into Connect With Tech, an organisation founded by 17-year-old Karina Popovich to expose marginalised communities to STEM. Readers from New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Myanmar tell us what issues they want world leaders to address. Jamie Margolin, founder of the student-led movement Zero Hour, writes why youth are the key to solving the climate crisis. And Reimena Yee, the Malaysian artist behind “The Carpet Merchant Of Konstantiniyya,” shares what it feels like to be nominated for the most prestigious award in her industry.
I hope you enjoy this issue!