|Actor in writes that Malala and her parents are icons of bravery and strength. PHOTO: AFP
New York, USA: American actor and former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) goodwill ambassador, Angelina Jolie has joined the growing number of voices speaking in support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl who was targeted by the Taliban in Pakistan. She said that Malala should be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The attack on the 14-year-old drew strong reactions from within the country and internationally. Multiple rallies and vigils were held in different cities across Pakistan in support of Malala and to condemn the actions of the Taliban. She was recently flow to the United Kingdom for further treatment.
Jolie, in an article for The Daily Beast
, says that Malala and her parents are icons of bravery and strength, echoing the sentiments of many across the world.
“It was difficult for them to comprehend a world where men would try to kill a child whose only crime was the desire that she and others like her be allowed to go to school”, wrote the actress, who is engaged to Brad Pitt.
Malala is undergoing treatment in the UK after insurgents shot her in the head for her advocacy of equal-opportunity education. She is said to be making a “good recovery”.
She suggested that the wounded girl – now something of a poster child for human rights – should be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize.