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Pakistani Teen Honored at Women's Issues Forum in NYC

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Women from around the world are meeting in New York City for a forum on women's issues.

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton spoke at the event, stating the mission of gender equality is not limited to the developing world.

Clinton honored and emphasized the fight that Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufsai has endured since the Taliban tried to silence her by shooting her in the head last year, for her advocacy on girls education in Pakistan.  

The teen proudly announced a grant to support education in her country.

Before she was attacked in October 2012 by the Taliban, Malala was in the process of setting up an organization with her friends to get girls into school and out of domestic labor.

We have posted a link to the Malala Fund to the left of this story.

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