Malala Yousafzai has stood for the first time since her attack, according to doctors treating her at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
A spokesman said the 15-year-old has agreed that her clinical details can be made public.
He said that the hospital was trying to arrange for Malala to listen to father on the phone, but the girl is currently unable to talk.
"We know there was some damage to the brain, certainly no physical, no deficit in terms of function," the spokesman added.
The world was shocked when the Taliban shot Malala on her way home from school, but her friends in Pakistan's Swat valley won't be cowed.
The best friend of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban, has told ITV News she is praying for her friend.
Malala Yousufzai's father Ziauddin has said his 15-year-old daughter "will rise again" after being shot in the head by the Taliban.