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Malala Yousafzai: Her Dramatic Year

World  (tags: HumanRights, Malala Yousafzai, assassination attempt, International Day of the Girl, UnitedNations, education for all children, children, Nobel Peace Prize nominee )

- 1683 days ago -
When 15-year-old Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, a fearless and outspoken advocate for girls' education, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in an attempted assassination on Oct. 9, 2012, her enemies had hoped to silence her.

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:24 pm

She appeared on Jon Stewart last night, I will submit the full interview later in the day. She is so young and yet so old. Should she decide to work in politics she might be a wonderful leader. I hope she becomes a teacher, every day you touch a life and change the world when you teach.

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:24 pm
In only one year, the life of a young woman has been transformed from a local education activist, particularly for girls who are too often denied an education in Pakistan, to an international activist for children's education activist. She survived an attempted assassination one year ago today made by the Pakistani Taliban, but to date no one has been charged and tried for the failed assassination.

Scroll through this pictorial essay to see some of what she has endured and accomplished. It is young people like Malala Yousafzai that give me hope for the future.

Alan Lambert (91)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:20 pm
She was absolutely AMAZING on Jon Stewart last night. Give her the Nobel Peace Prize and she should also get a Rhodes Scholarship. Hopefully she'll be the next Benazir Bhutto or Indira Gandhi. .

zora b (85)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:36 pm
An amazing girl.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:25 pm

A young lady, well deserving of the description: "awe-inspiring."

Thanks for posting, Lynn.


Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:26 pm
A master soul voluntarily submitting to incarnation that she may help us.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:35 pm
She so deserves this honor over the many unworthy candidates past and present---it would bring back this awards credibility as too many have somehow received it----totally criminal if you ask me.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:48 am
Why to kill?

John De Avalon (36)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:50 am
A very special young lady...

John De Avalon (36)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:53 am
For now she is safe in England. Though the Taliban are still determined to kill her.... I hope we can continue to protect her and keep her safe.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:30 am
Super star

Rekha S (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:39 am
Amazing, I am a huge supporter! I signed "Stand with Malala" petition. Inspiring hero!

Bibi Kortekaas (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:19 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 10:15 pm
Thanks everybody.

Unfortunately, Malala did not win the Nobel Peace Prize this time. But she will in the future. Her courage and passion will carry her forward.
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