“Malala doesn’t just represent one young woman, she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender.” So says Shahida Choudhary who is campaigning for the 15-year-old symbol of women’s rights to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Unfortunately, to achieve this recognition the Pakistani schoolgirl had to be hunted down and shot in the head at point-blank range – she nearly lost her young life and was moved to a hospital in Birmingham, England mid-October to receive the care she needed to recover. This terrible ordeal was all because she wanted to go to school and she wanted all other girls in Pakistan to be able to go to school.
Yesterday her father told the world that his daughter was “inspired and humbled” by the messages of support and cards of well wishes she has received from people all over the world…
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