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Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Speaks Out

HeadlinesFeb 06, 2013

A Pakistani schoolgirl attacked by the Taliban last year has undergone successful surgery to repair her skull. Malala Yousafzai was left seriously wounded when militants shot her in the head for campaigning for the rights of girls. Shortly before her operation, Malala announced the creation of a new foundation to advocate for children.

Malala Yousafzai: "Today, you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone. And today I can speak, and I’m getting better day by day. It’s just because of the prayers of people, because all the people — men, women, children — all of them, all of them have prayed for me. And because of these prayers and — because of these prayers, God has given me this new life. And this is a second life. This is a new life. And I want to serve. I want to serve the people. And I want every girl, every child, to be educated. And for that reason, we have organized Malala Fund."

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