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The world observes Malala Day on July 12 to highlight the struggle of a little girl of Swat for education. Malala was targeted by the Taliban after years of campaigning done by her against the Taliban policy of destroying girls’ schools in regions of the country. At 12 years old, Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by Taliban, to silence her, but they failed. She marks her 16th birthday with a UN speech.

"Here I stand, just one girl among many. I speak so those without voice can be heard...everyone  has the right to live in peace and to be treated with dignity." Read the full story via CBC News World.

 

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