Download This week Pakistani 14-year old activist Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
The Taliban said they shot her because she had “promoted secularism” and that they would target her again.
Pakistani officials have offered over 100,000 US dollars reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers.
The attack has sparked outrage among many Pakistanis, who gathered in several cities for anti-Taliban protests and held prayers for the girl's recovery.
Last year she was awarded the first National Peace Award for Youth – which later became known as the National Malala Peace Prize.
And now Pakistan’s civil society activists are calling for October 9, the day Malala was shot, as the National Day for Girls Education.
Asia Calling’s Mudassar Shah was one of the first journalists to interview Malala.
Here’s his story about her courageous fight for girl’s education.