Malala Yousafzai lives in Pakistan.  In 2009, the Taliban regime in her region banned girls from
attending school. As an eleven year old, she wrote a blog (under a pseudonym for fear of being attacked) about her life and her thoughts on education.

On Tuesday, a gunman shot Malala in the head. She is currently in the hospital in critical condition.

Malala’s commitment to educational equality runs so deep that she was willing to risk her life to expose the injustices she lived with. If you’d like to help Malala’s cause, please consider donating to Global Giving’s project to educate 1000 Pakistani girls.

Our thoughts are with Malala and all of our Pakistani students. Thanks to Khadijah for posting about this in the physics forum. You are a true hero, Malala. We hope you get well soon.