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Angelina Jolie honours Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousufzai

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 - 00:55

April 5 - Actress Angelina Jolie pays homage to Pakistani teen Malala Yousufzai who was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy of girls' education in Pakistan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Actress Angelina Jolie honours Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for advocating for girls education. Fifteen year old Malala has become an international figure as a symbol of resistance to Taliban efforts to deny women's rights and is among nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Speaking on the first day of the Women in the World Summit, Jolie recounted the details of Yousufzai's attack. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS ANGELINA JOLIE SAYING: "'Which one of you is Malala,' the gunman asked, as he and the others stormed the schoolbus on October 12. And here is what the gunman and the Taliban accomplished on that day. They shot her at point blank range in the head and made her stronger. In a brutal attempt to silence her voice, it grew louder and she more resolute, calling on the entire world, not just Pakistan to ensure the right for every girl and boy to an education. 'It is my right' she said, 'it is our right'." Following the attack, Vital Voices, with a donation from the Women in the World Foundation, established the Malala Fund which will be directed by Yousufzai. Malala said she will use the fund to help with the education of girls in Pakistan.

Angelina Jolie honours Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousufzai

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 - 00:55

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