The former secretary of states of the United States Hillary Clinton on Tuesday applauded our very own Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai for her resilience and struggle for the rights of girls around the world.

While talking to social media, the former first lady of the US, wrote, “Six years ago today, a Taliban gunman walked up to Malala Yousafzai as she was trying to board her school bus in northern Pakistan and shot her for the crime of wanting an education.”

“Her resilience and commitment to justice has made her a leading voice for the rights of girls around the world.”

“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?” She further added.

Malala was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ rights in the conservative Swat valley.

Despite being shot in the head, Malala miraculously recovered and since then has been a strong advocate of girls’ education and rights across the world. She is currently a student of Oxford University and campaigning for girls’ education under her organization “Malala Foundation”.

On the anniversary of the tragic incident, Zia Yousafzai, the father of the noble laureate took it to twitter to share his views

“On 9 Oct 2012 Malala was targeted by Taliban for raising her voice for girl’s education. Today I’m so grateful that she is getting her own education and fighting for the education of 130 million out of school girls. Hope to see a world where every girl can complete her education and choose her future.”

Zia has also written a book on her daughter Malala’s journey titled Let Her Fly. The book is scheduled to hit the stands on November 8 this year.


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Manahil Yousafzai
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