Malala Yousafzai: The Face Of Resistance To The Taliban
Published 11 October 2012
Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old from Pakistan’s Swat district, was known for her blog denouncing Taliban atrocities and advocating for girls’ education. On October 9, a gunman opened fire on her school minibus as Yousafzai and classmates rode home from school, seriously wounding her. As Yousafzai recovers in a hospital, activists, religious leaders, students, and teachers across Pakistan are rallying to support her and condemn the attack.
A photo of Malala Yousafzai taken in Islamabad in March 2012
Army doctors treat Malala at a military hospital, where she underwent surgery to remove a bullet.
A girl holds a photograph of Malala during a rally in Karachi.
Islamist activists in Lahore carry photographs of Malala during a protest against the assassination attempt.
Members of Pakistan's Aman Tehrik (Peace Movement) protest in Peshawar.
Peace Movement activists gather in Peshawar.
Civil society activists carry candles to pay tribute to Malala in Lahore.
A Pashtun students' group protests against the militant attack.
Schoolgirls pray for Malala's recovery in Multan.
Malala is transported from a helicopter to an army hospital by doctors.
Christians attend a mass praying for the early recovery of Malala at Fatima Church in Islamabad.
Civil society activists and journalists in Islamabad carry candles during continuing protests against the assassination attempt.