BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 11, 2012
Malala Yousafzai began her activism at age 11. In early 2009, she began writing a blog for BBC Urdu about her life in Swat Valley as the Taliban banned girls’ education.
On Tuesday, the 14-year-old Pakistani education rights activist was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, and she is currently in critical condition.
The following are excerpts from her blog, all published by BBC Urdu in January 2009. This is what Malala fought for. This is why the Taliban targeted a 14-year-old girl.
• I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taleban. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Oct 10, 2012
"Where I live, there are some people who want to stop educating girls through guns," the father of Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai told The New York Times in a documentary titled 'Class Dismissed.'
"I want to get my education and I want to become a doctor," she added in the 2009 feature.
But this Tuesday, the National Peace Award for Youth recipient, esteemed BBC blogger, and two-time Times documentary star paid a high price for her bravery. Read More