Protect human rights defenders like Malala in Pakistan
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14 year-old Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head on her way home from school on 9 October.No one should fear for their life for standing up for basic rights.
The shooting of Malala in Pakistan’s Swat valley was not accidental: the teenager was targeted by the Taliban for being 'secular' and 'promoting Western culture in Pashtun areas'. They attempted to kill Malala for asserting a girl’s right simply to go to school. Read blog about the attack on Malala Yousufzai