‘I’m upset for my Afghan sisters’ says Malala after Taliban takeover
23 August 2021 | 6:48 am
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is upset for her "Afghan sisters" and that it remains to be seen if Taliban pledges on rights for women and girls translate into action after their takeover of Afghanistan. Yousafzai, long an advocate for girls' education, survived a Pakistani Taliban assassination attempt when she was just 15 years old when the militants shot her in the head in rural northwest Pakistan.
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