Beyoncé shows support for Malala

Beyoncé has posted support for female rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai
Beyoncé has posted support for female rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai Credit: Instagram/Beyoncé Knowles

Singer Beyoncé has shown her support for the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban after promoting women's education rights.

In a message to Malala Yousafzai on Instagram Beyoncé wrote:

"Your bravery and perseverance has touched the world. You are the true definition of a Survivor [sic]. All my love and respect."

Malala now lives in Birmingham after being treated in the city. On her 16th birthday on Friday she gave a speech to the UN calling on education for all people.

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