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The attack was meant to silence the outspoken teenager who dared to defy the Taliban's ban against girls in school. Instead, it only made Malala's voice more powerful. After a school year that started with a shooting, Malala now eyes a summer of speaking at the U.N., telling her story in a new book and amplifying the issue of girls education.
Today we can tell the remarkable story of Shazia Ramzan, a 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl.
International day of the girl: 'To my 15-year-old self'
CNN Films' "Girl Rising" tells the stories of girls across the globe and the power of education to change the world. Are you inspired to help the cause of girls' education around the world? You can make an impact in many ways, but by just being aware of the issue, you can spread the word. By acting in your own community, you can make a global difference.
They clean up rivers, build homes for disabled veterans and bring health care to some of the darkest parts of the world.
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