Saturday, July 13, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.


Speaking before the United Nations, on her 16th birthday, Malala Yousafzai asks for "free compulsory education for every child." Yousafzai was shot last year by the Taliban because of her outspoken belief in education for young girls. The NY Times has a good article about the speech here.

Yousafzai has been an outspoken critic of the Taliban for several years. In 2009, the NY Times profiled her in the video below.

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