Saturday, November 10, 2012

Malala Yousufzai Day

On this day in 2012, the country of Pakistan declared today "Malala Yousufzai Day" in honor of the 14 year girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban extremist for choosing to attend school.

Malala, an outspoken proponent for women's education in Pakistan, had known of the danger she faced as a target of the Taliban and responded “Even if they kill me, I will first say to them: what you are doing is wrong.”

Malala is recovering from her gunshot wound, and her attack has brought a global spotlight onto the plight of those worldwide who are unable to get an education. 


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