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After being a target of Taliban violence, a group of Pakistani school girls in Mingora refuse to let such a senseless act deter them from their rights to learn. The intentional actions of the Taliban, who gained power in 2007, came as an objection against women being educated. Amongst those impacted were hundreds of schools, students and teachers. Most schools felt as if there was no other choice but to comply and close their doors to female students.
However, there is a group of brave young women who refuse to allow such hatred to relinquish their human rights. Fifteen year old Malala Yousufzai is currently recovering after being shot in the head and neck for her activism in education. She became an advocate through a blog she wrote in 2009 under an alias about life underneath Taliban reign and how they opposed such educational rights.
Most of the girls affected have found ways to still attend school secretly. Yousufzai has inspired many of them to take a stance. After the events that transpired, Pakistanis from political and religious backgrounds have also come forward to denounce the Taliban.
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