Malala on the mend, dad says
March 8th, 2013
10:01 AM ET

Malala on the mend, dad says

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot and wounded over her advocacy for the education of girls in her country, is "recovering very well, very fast," her father said in a CNN interview Friday.

Speaking in an interview with CNN's Becky Anderson, Ziauddin Yousafzai said his daughter - who he described as "strong" and "fit physically" - has had an international impact.

"When she was stopped and the militants wanted to stop her locally, they could not succeed. Because now she is a global icon for the rights of the girls...," he said. Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education, was a participant in the interview. He said July 12, Malala's 16th birthday, would become "Malala Day."

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  1. saywhat

    That is indeed good news. Our prayers & well wishes for her.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Good. May she recover completely.

    March 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Strika Sasa

    Good luck with hollydays dearest girl.I WIsh you all the best.p.s.ask danish goverment to come

    March 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |