Pakistani Girl Shot in the Head by Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, an young active feminist for young girls education and rights. The North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, in which she lived in, was still under Taliban rule, banning further continuation of girls education. She was given the place as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat in 2009, and has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu, and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.


14 year old, Pakistani activist.

Yousafzai went against Taliban and still made her way to school and back. Till October 9th 2012, the bus that took the girls home, was stopped by Taliban members, in the middle of the street as shots were fired. A few others were wounded, but Yousafzai had faced one of the most unbelievable incidents in her life. The 14-year-old girl was shot in the head and neck.


after the shooting



after the shooting



Yousafzai was transferred to the UK for further treatment. News states she has come out of coma, and is showing much progress. Her throat has developed an infection which is believed to be related to the bullet. Though she is able to get up. Speaking is a little hard but she manages to say a few words. As soon as she opened her eyes from her coma she asked:

Which country am I in?


First awakening after the coma.


Doctors are still trying to figure out how much of a damage her brain is suffering from considering there is still swelling.

Dr. Rosser, medical director, :

“She’s not able to talk, but we have no reason to believe she wouldn’t be able to talk once this tube is out, which may be in the next few days.”

“She is writing very freely, she has had a tracheotomy as her airway was swollen by the passing of the bullet.”


We can only hope for the best for this brave girl and pray her recovery at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Center in Birmingham, England goes well.

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