Posts tagged "taliban"

Malala Yousafzai Honored As One Of Glamour‘s Women Of The Year

Malala Yousafzai, the now 16-year-old Pakastani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking in favor of girls' education, was honored at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards. ""We must not be afraid of anything," Malala addressed the crowd. "We must not be afraid of anything! I believe that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2013

Malala Yousafzai On Having The Courage To Speak Out Against The Taliban

"I was not worried about myself that much. I was worried about my father. Because we thought that the Taliban are not that much cruel, that they would kill a child, because I was 14 at that time. But then later on… I started thinking about that. And I used to think that the Tali…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2013

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

Here's a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls' education, is set to become a documentary! After being shot at last October in her head and neck while on her way…
By: Daley Quinn / July 17, 2013

Malala Yousufzai Finally Leaves UK Hospital (And Is Staying In England)

Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girls' education activist who was shot by the Taliban in October, has finally left the UK hospital where she has been recuperating. Malala has been a voice for the rights of girls and women in her native Pakistan; she was shot in the skull while riding a school bu…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 5, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Shot By Taliban, Airlifted Out Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban because of her activism on girls' rights, has been airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance and is headed for a UK hospital. Malala was shot in the head and neck while sitting with her classmates on a school bus.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Malala Yousafzai, The 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By The Taliban

Remember that time we went to war in Afghanistan in order to root out the militant Islamic fundamentalist group the Taliban? Wonder of wonders, that didn't work so well, because it seems the Taliban is alive and well (though in a somewhat diminished capacity), and particularly prevalent in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan. That'…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2012

14-Year-Old Girls’ Rights Advocate In Pakistan Shot And Injured By Taliban

A 14-year-old girl who fought for education for girls in Pakistan was shot while walking home from school. She has written for the BBC about life under the Taliban as a girl and won the National Peace Award For Youth. The local Taliban has claimed responsibility for shooting Malala Yusafzai for being "a Western-minded girl"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 9, 2012

What, Is The Taliban Getting Its News From Us Weekly Now?

So you're the Taliban. You've been fighting for your Islamic fundamentalist cause for a couple decades now. Sure, things were a bit easier before the U.S. decided to intervene and kick you out of Afghanistan, but you're holding your own. But you are just not helping your cause -- or credibility -- by commenting o…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2012