TODAY   |  February 04, 2013

Teen activist Malala Yousafzai speaks out

A video message has been released showing teen activist Malala Yousafzai speaking out for the first time after being shot in the head by the Taliban last October in her native Pakistan, where she was targeted for her outspoken advocacy for gender equality in education. She also announces the establishment of a new charity, the Malala Fund for girls’ education.

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>>> amazing recovery for teen activists malala yousafzai. a video message has been released, showing her speak out for the first time. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken advocacy.

>> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day.

>> just an incredible young lady . she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success.