Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai has been shot and wounded in the Swat Valley of Islamic Republic of Pakistan by an extremist group. Her fault: She spoke out openly against militants, emphasising the need for education of girls and empowerment of women.
Pakistani Islamist activists carry photographs of gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai during a protest rally against her assassination attempt in Lahore on Wednesday. The 14-year-old child campaigner was shot by the Taliban in a horrific attack condemned by national leaders and rights activists.
She was nominated last year for the International Children's Peace Prize in the wake of threats to the brave student and her family.
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