Malala Yousafzai was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. According to her doctor she is recovering faster than their expectation.
In a country such as Pakistan, the poorest and are usually the ones that fall victims of police torture. There have been many cases reported in which the police treat the citizens inhumanely for crimes that they have not committed.
Human Rights violations are taking place all over the country and even though the government is taking measures to fix this problem, it still persists in society. The courts are continuing to suffer due to the lack of funds, and are getting outside intervention and case backlogs that are leading to long trial delays. The country is suffering due to the amount of crimes and no protection of rights for the individual citizens.
Today the opressors, cowards and terrorists have shot a 14 year old brave girl, Malala Yousafzai (nominee for International Children Peace Award) who stood up to them. In 2007 and 2008 when the terrorists took over the Swat valley no one could dare stand up to them, as it would have been fatal for anyone, but she did not give in to the thugs and wrote openly for the BBC Urdu. All she wanted was to create awareness for female education and better rights for women.
Honor killings are also referred to as violence against a specific gender. In an honor killing a family member kills a member of their family or their group because they believe that they person has brought about dishonor to the family or even the community. They think that if they kill the female then they will be able to restore honor to the family and get their reputation back.
In Pakistan the females are tired of being regarded as the lower class and have started to demand for equal rights. In the year 2006 a law was passed that worked on improving the rights of the ladies, but it has not been implemented as of yet.
Around one thousand Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year due to honour killings. Many of these women were subjected to coercive force and were killed in order to resolve family matters. Hundred of girls were killed by their husbands, fathers, and even their brothers. Many of these cases were covered up by the family members and those officers that did not want to spread the crime further and deal with the case.