On a previous post, we talked about the 1st International Day of the Girl Child promoted by the United Nations. Last Tuesday, October 9th, a 14-year-old Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban militants, in Mingora, the Swat valley area, North of the country, precisely for defending female education and when she was coming back home on the school bus.
Malala came to public attention three years ago with a blog-diary for BBC Urdu. During months, she detailed the abuses by Taliban's prohibition of girl's education under the sharia law in the areas they control.
She's now slowly recovering from her serious injuries at a Peshawar hospital and she has been taken to the United Kingdom to continue her recovery in a hospital which treats children with severe injuries. We hope she recovers completely and that she won't become a martyr for girl's education. Our best wishe for, Malala!
Video of Malala (one year ago):
Galician version of this post @ Arquivos do Trasno.