Ten men given life sentences for shooting of Malala Yousafzai. Malala Fund Cofounder Shiza Shahid on How Malala Yousafzai Is Changing the World. Ever since Malala Fund cofounder Shiza Shahid was a little girl, she’s wanted to make a difference. Born in Pakistan, Shahid, 25, was at Stanford University in California in 2009 when she saw teen crusader Malala Yousafzai on YouTube, reached out, and became her friend. That summer she organized a leadership camp for Malala and 27 of her classmates in Islamabad. Afterwards, the like-minded activists stayed in touch. When Malala was nearly killed in a Taliban attack in 2012, Shahid flew to her bedside. Recently Shahid was honored with a Young Leaders Now Award from the Resolution Project, which aims to support young entrepreneurs and leaders with fellowships, mentorship opportunities, and more.
Shahid is a talented, inspiring young woman and activist who has brought awareness to a very important issue. Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Pakistan. How did you meet Malala? I first became close to Malala and her father when I was a sophomore in college. Taliban storm Pakistan school: Pictures emerge of Taliban suicide squad. Video will play in Play now Don't auto play Never auto play Horrifying pictures have emerged showing the Taliban gun squad who slaughtered 132 innocent children as it was revealed the terror group is planning more attacks at schools in Pakistan.
Released by the terror group's spokesman Mohammad Khurasani, the photographs show six heavily armed men posing in front of a white Islamic banner shortly before the attack in Peshawar. In an email released yesterday, Khurasani attempted to justify the attack by claiming that said the Pakistani army has long killed the innocent children and families of Taliban fighters. Overturned chairs and bloodstains on the floor marked where the Taliban carried out their slaughter of the children. He vowed more such militant attacks and told Pakistani civilians to detach themselves from all military institution, adding: 'We are still able to carry out major attacks.
Several photographs of the murders were released by the Pakistani Taliban this morning. . - Daily Mail. Malala bursts into tears seeing her blood-stained uniform. The sight of blood-spattered school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her, made Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears, prompting fellow awardee India's Kailash Satyarthi to comfort her saying "you are so brave".
The blue tunic, white headscarf and white trousers, stained brown by dried blood, are on display at an exhibition dedicated to the 17-year-old education campaigner and her fellow 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, which the activists jointly inaugurated in the Norwegian capital. As she was touring the exhibition yesterday, the sight of her blood-soaked school uniform, which were displayed in a glass case, made the global teen icon burst into tears, Norwegian news agency NTB reported. Satyarthi, 60, comforted her with a hug and a kiss on her head. "You are so brave, you are so brave," he told her. This is the first time Malala's uniform is being shown in public.
Pakistan's Malala: Global symbol, but still just a kid. Malala Yousufzai's father, an educator, taught her to stand up for her rightsIn 2009, the Taliban issued an edict that all girls in her region be banned from schoolsMalala spoke out, blogged and appeared in a documentary, refusing to follow their ordersAfter a 2010 meeting with a top diplomat, she wanted ice cream, revealing she was still just a kid (CNN) -- Eleven-year-olds sometimes have trouble sleeping through the night, kept awake by monsters they can't see. But Malala Yousufzai knew exactly what her monsters looked like. They had long beards and dull-colored robes and had taken over her city in the Swat Valley, in northwestern Pakistan.
It was such a beautiful place once, so lush and untouched that tourists flocked there to ski. But that was before 2003, when the Taliban began using it as a base for operations in nearby Afghanistan. Read more: One girl's courage in the face of Taliban cowardice The Taliban believe girls should not be educated, or for that matter, even leave the house. Full text of Malala Yousafzai's Speech at United Nations. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding education for girls, gave a speech at the United Nations on her 16th birthday on Friday, where she spoke about the importance of education. Here is the full text of her speech: "In the name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful. Honourable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, Respected President General Assembly Vuk Jeremic Honourable UN envoy for Global education Mr Gordon Brown, Respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters; Today, it is an honour for me to be speaking again after a long time.
Being here with such honourable people is a great moment in my life. I don't know where to begin my speech. Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding education for girls. I fully support Mr Ban Ki-moon the Secretary-General in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of the UN Special Envoy Mr Gordon Brown. Malala Fund. Malala Yousafzai's Blog.