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October 12, 2013

newshour:

"I have seen death already. So now I’m more powerful. Now I’m more courageous."

-Malala Yousafzai on the Taliban.

Watch her full interview here.

Yousafzai has been highly visible throughout her United States trip, also appearing on The Daily Show last Thursday, and being met with standing ovations at a pair of events in Washington, DC today.

20:37 // 6 months ago
October 9, 2013
theatlantic:

Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories

Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.
Read more.


It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

theatlantic:

Interview: Malala Yousafzai Defends Herself Against Oddball Conspiracy Theories

Child-rights icon Malala Yousafzai has called on conspiracy theorists and critics in Pakistan to think about her message before condemning her. In an interview, Malala says her intentions in promoting the rights of girls and women are pure.

Read more.

It’s an unpleasant phenomenon, these wildly anti-Malala Yousafzai theories (anywhere from claiming the attempt on her life by the Pakistani Taliban was faked, to casting her as a pawn of a westernized political agenda). Her response, in part: “I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.”

19:33 // 6 months ago
July 13, 2013
Thousands of people have been killed by terrorists and millions injured - I am just one of them. Malala Day is not my day - today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

16-year-old education advocate MALALA YOUSAFZAI, during an address to the United Nations Youth Assembly on Friday.  The U.N. had declared July 12 “Malala Day.”

(via The Telegraph)


You can watch the full video of Malala Yousafzai’s amazing speech here.

17:19 // 9 months ago
April 6, 2013
united-nations:

“The way to see peace is through education.”
See what else Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school in 2012 and champion of the right of girls to have an education, told Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via Skype on Friday, 1,000 days before the target date to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Find Behind-the-scenes video and more here 

Malala Yousafzai, who survived a very horrific gunshot to the head by an attempted Pakistani Taliban assassin, also appeared via video at the Women in the World summit in New York City yesterday, to announce her new initiative for women’s education in Pakistan, the Malala Fund (Angelina Jolie, who lauded Yousafzai in her remarks, made a $200,000 donation).

united-nations:

“The way to see peace is through education.”

See what else Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school in 2012 and champion of the right of girls to have an education, told Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via Skype on Friday, 1,000 days before the target date to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Find Behind-the-scenes video and more here 

Malala Yousafzai, who survived a very horrific gunshot to the head by an attempted Pakistani Taliban assassin, also appeared via video at the Women in the World summit in New York City yesterday, to announce her new initiative for women’s education in Pakistan, the Malala Fund (Angelina Jolie, who lauded Yousafzai in her remarks, made a $200,000 donation).

18:23 // 1 year ago
January 5, 2013
inothernews:

DEFIANCE  Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, center, with members of hospital staff, left Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. The 15-year-old girl was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls’ education. (Photo: AFP-Getty Images via The Wall Street Journal)

A big day for Malala Yousafzai, as well as the countless people around the world who’ve been moved by her spirit, and harrowing plight.

inothernews:

DEFIANCE  Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, center, with members of hospital staff, left Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. The 15-year-old girl was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls’ education. (Photo: AFP-Getty Images via The Wall Street Journal)

A big day for Malala Yousafzai, as well as the countless people around the world who’ve been moved by her spirit, and harrowing plight.

15:04 // 1 year ago
November 10, 2012
We held a special prayer for Malala in our school assembly and also lit candles. We did not organise any open event because our school and its students still face a security threat.
Mariam Khalid, principal of Khushhal Public School in Pakistan • Discussing her school’s marking of “Malala Day.” After the attempted killing of 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai by the Pakistani Taliban last month, the United Nations called for today to be “a global day of action” in her honor. Vigils are anticipated throughout the world, both recognizing Malala and the cause that nearly killed her, education for girls and women. For her school and classmates, an assembly was held and a prayer given, but they aren’t able to honor openly — fear of reprisal from the Taliban on the occasion prevented the holding of a public event. source
17:13 // 1 year ago
October 20, 2012
thedailywhat:

‘The Girl Who Just Wants To Learn’ Opens Her Eyes of the Day: Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani education activist shot by the Taliban last week on her way home from school, is awake and walking, according to her doctors in the U.K.:
Malala is now well enough… she is happy… she’s communicating very freely, she’s writing.
However, she’s “not out of the woods” yet.
She is still showing some signs of infection, which is probably related to the bullet track. [There is] some infection in the bullet track, which is our key source of concern.
Doctors estimate she will need a few weeks to rehabilitate further, then part of her skull will need to be reconstructed.
[bbc]

Wonderful news that she’s come so far, albeit with the health dangers and both physical and mental ordeals she still faces. Hoping the best.

thedailywhat:

‘The Girl Who Just Wants To Learn’ Opens Her Eyes of the Day: Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani education activist shot by the Taliban last week on her way home from school, is awake and walking, according to her doctors in the U.K.:

Malala is now well enough… she is happy… she’s communicating very freely, she’s writing.

However, she’s “not out of the woods” yet.

She is still showing some signs of infection, which is probably related to the bullet track. [There is] some infection in the bullet track, which is our key source of concern.

Doctors estimate she will need a few weeks to rehabilitate further, then part of her skull will need to be reconstructed.

[bbc]

Wonderful news that she’s come so far, albeit with the health dangers and both physical and mental ordeals she still faces. Hoping the best.

15:51 // 1 year ago
October 13, 2012
We will never be subdued by the militants and their acts. Islam gives us the right to education and we will fight for our rights. We will never ever give up our mission. …This land needs us and we can only help Pakistan if we can complete our education.
An anonymous teenager, who attended school with Malala Yousafzai • Speaking out against the Pakistani Taliban, who earlier this week attempted to murder the 14-year-old Yousafzai in retaliation for her anti-Taliban activism and blogging. The school Yousafzai attends has been closed since the attack, in which she was shot, but a contingent of her classmates showed up today to pray for her safety. Yousafzai currently remains in a coma, under the care of military surgeons. source
16:45 // 1 year ago