Agence France-PresseFebruary 4, 2013 10:31
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, said she was getting better in her first public statement released Monday.
"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day," said the 15-year-old in a video message made before she underwent surgery on her skull on Saturday.
Speaking clearly in English, she said: "It's just because of the prayers of people. Because all people -- men, women, children -- all of them have prayed for me.