An Afghan girl poses for a picture as she attends a class at a camp in Kabul on October 11, 2011. Women’s rights have improved in Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted, but recent Oxfam data shows women’s personal safety, opportunity and human rights inside the nation are beginning to erode back to conditions that existed previously. Under the Taliban, girls school had been closed, women were banned from working outside the home, and also forced to wear the burqa. — GETTY
Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who rose to international fame after the Taliban nearly killed her for her efforts to promote girls’ education, has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
A year after she was shot by Taliban gunmen on her way home from school, 16-year-old Pakistani student and blogger Malala Yousafzai appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.