World Celebrates 'Malala Day'

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The world celebrated Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani education activist, Saturday as the UN declared the day a "global day of action" for her, NBC News reported.

Malala, a 15-year-old blogger, was shot by members of the Taliban last month in Mingora, in northwestern Pakistan, for her campaigning for girls' education rights.

Malala was shot in the head and neck. After several days in critical condition, her condition improved. She was transported to a hospital in the UK for safety reasons and is now walking. She shows no sign of brain damage, according to CNN.

Over the past month, Malala has become a global symbol for the education rights of young girls. Furthermore, the incident sparked outrage within Pakistan against the Taliban's continued influence in the country.

Malala Day is expected to be marked by vigils and demonstrations calling for girls across the world to be allowed access to education.

However, in Malala's hometown, threats of reprisal by the Taliban against Malala's supporters have minimized demonstrations.

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