Activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face by the Taliban, says she fears Afghan women 'might never see a classroom or hold a book again'

Activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face by the Taliban, says she fears Afghan women 'might never see a classroom or hold a book again'



Activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face in 2012 by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education, has said she fears for the future of Afghan women's education.



Malala opened up in a New York Times essay published on Tuesday, August 17, two days after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan.



In her essay, Malala recalled how the Taliban banned girls from getting an education after invading her hometown in Pakistan in 2007.



"Afghan girls and young women are once again where I have been — in despair over the thought that they might never be allowed to see a classroom or hold a book again," Yousafzai, 24, wrote.



Because of her advocacy for women's rights to an education, Malala was shot in the face by Taliban gunmen on a bus when she was 15.







She was the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her advocacy.


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