Malala Yousafzai says men like Donald Trump should 'think about their daughters and mothers' when considering how to treat women

Nobel Peace Prize winner says President's behaviour is 'disappointing'

Harriet Agerholm
Thursday 25 January 2018 16:57
Malala Yousafzai: men who harass women should 'think about their daughters and mothers'

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has said men like Donald Trump should “think about their daughters and mothers” when considering how to treat women.

The 20-year-old human rights activist appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she addressed the issue of the issues of women’s and girls’ rights.

Asked whether she had a message for men who were “like” the US President, Ms Yousafzai said: “I just get so disappointed to see that people are at these high positions — they talk against women, they do not accept women as equal, and they harass women.”

She said such behaviour was “shocking” and she hoped women “stand up and speak out against it”.

“And I hope that people who are involved in such shameful things think about their own daughters, their own mothers and their own close female relatives.

“Just imagine for a second ... can they let it happen to their daughters, to their sisters, to their mothers? I don’t think that they would accept that.”

The US President has been publicly accused of making unwanted sexual advances to 20 women, including kissing them on the lips and grabbing their breasts.

The President’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has said all his accusers were lying. The US President has also suggested some of the women accusing him were not attractive enough for him to want to sexually assault.

Mr Trump has also come under fire for comparing females to pigs and dogs and for saying women who have abortions should be “punished”.

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