CORRECTION APPENDED: Jan. 4, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head in October by a Taliban assassin, has been discharged from the British hospital that had been treating her since Oct. 16.
In the space of three months, the teenager from the Swat Valley has become a symbol for women’s rights and girls’ right to education. She first rose to prominence when, as an 11-year-old, she began writing an anonymous blog for the BBC Urdu service, describing her life under the Taliban’s growing influence. She also wrote about education, a passion inherited from her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, a teacher and education-rights activist.
(TIME’s Person of the Year Runner-Up 2012: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter)
Described by many around her as a precocious child, Malala has proved to be an articulate and capable orator: In 2008, her father took her to…
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