Former first lady of the United States Hillary Clinton appreciated and applauded Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai for her commitment for the rights of girls around the world.
Taking to social media, Clinton, a former secretary of state, 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. As she has said: “If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?” Clinton further said.
Malala, currently a student of Oxford University was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ rights and education 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.
Taking to Twitter on the anniversary of the incident, Malala’s father, Zia Yousafzai wrote, “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.”
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 edu.& fighting for edu.of 130million out of school girls.Hope to see a world where every girl can complete her education &choose her future pic.twitter.com/IQyOf6o5JS
— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) October 9, 2018
Zia has also penned a book on Malala’s journey titled Let Her Fly, scheduled to hit the stands on November 8.