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16-year-old Pakistani girl, shot by Taliban for education views, in NY on eve of Nobel award

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust introduces her to reporters at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The European Parliament announced Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, that 16-year-old Malala won the 50,000 euro ($65,000) Sakharov Award. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)

    FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust introduces her to reporters at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The European Parliament announced Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, that 16-year-old Malala won the 50,000 euro ($65,000) Sakharov Award. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls is the bookmakers’ favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.  Since recovering from her injuries, she has toured the world, becoming a global celebrity. Now 16, she would be the youngest winner of any Nobel. On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013,  she won the Sakharov Award, the European Parliament’s 50,000-euro ($65,000) human rights award. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Malala Yousafzai addresses students and faculty after receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls is the bookmakers’ favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Since recovering from her injuries, she has toured the world, becoming a global celebrity. Now 16, she would be the youngest winner of any Nobel. On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, she won the Sakharov Award, the European Parliament’s 50,000-euro ($65,000) human rights award. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, then 15-year old Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai lies on a bad as she recovers in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The European Parliament announced Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, that 16-year-old Malala won the 50,000 euro ($65,000) Sakharov Award. (AP Photo/University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, File)

    FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, then 15-year old Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai lies on a bad as she recovers in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The European Parliament announced Thursday, Oct, 10, 2013, that 16-year-old Malala won the 50,000 euro ($65,000) Sakharov Award. (AP Photo/University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, File)  (The Associated Press)

A 16-year-old Pakistani girl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt is making public appearances in New York on the eve of this year's Nobel Peace Prize announcement.

Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) is considered a contender for the prize, along with several others.

The teenager was in New York on Thursday hours after winning Europe's top human rights award. She is discussing her experiences and promoting her memoir "I am Malala" in television media interviews.

A year ago, Malala survived a gunshot to the head after being targeted by the Taliban for supporting girls' education. She has been speaking publicly on the issue since she was 11, and addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday.

The assassination attempt drew worldwide attention to the struggle for women's rights in Pakistan.