The 'Other' Malalas

Many other unsung heroes fight for human rights in Pakistan.
3:00 | 10/11/13

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After surviving taliban bullets malala is known in many quarters as the bravest girl in the world but she wants you to know she is not alone. Tonight diane sawyer takes us to meet the other malalas, risking everything for the right to speak and learn. Earlier tonight we introduced you to a young woman named malala. She spoke out for the education of girls. I will get my education if it is at home, school or any place. Reporter: And enraged the taliban that decided to try to stop her. They climbed aboard her school bus. She was shot in the head at point blank range. Miraculously she survived. They thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed. Reporter: And she is still fighting. But malala is not alone. pakistan has an incredible amount of women risking their lives every day to better their community. Reporter: Their secret weapon not guns but their voices, insistent. Stubborn. I think we have to be stubborn. I don't think we have any other choice. Reporter: She won an oscar for telling their stories. And to all the women in pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams. This is for you. We never hear about the women on the front lines that are fighting and winning every single day, tiny battles but winning and that is the story that should get out. Reporter: Stories like hers. Her entire fight is to rescue bonded laborers. Reporter: All over pakistan entire families forced by poverty into slavery. She is educating people on a weekly basis about the rights that the constitution provides them. Reporter: And she risks her life going one-on-one with the men holding them in bondage. women don't speak to men like that in those areas and she has done that at a pretty high price. Her brother has been shot at. She herself was shot at. Reporter: But like malala, a bullet could not silence her. When her words are not enough, she takes action. She returns to the factory and frees one family. She is what a hero is. She know what is the risks are, yet she continues to rescue people. Reporter: She believes that more than ever little girls in her country, like her own daughter are in need of real life heros. You hear of young girls being blown up simply because they want the right to get an education. So I really feel pakistan has taken ten steps backwards. Reporter: So every day 24-year-old tamera fights to get a little of the ground back going door to door trying to convince fathers to let their daughters go to school. Not an easy task. Reporter: But she believes girl versus to take responsibility and stand up for themselves. And tamera knows. Reporter: She did make it to class that day and the next going on to graduate. She even founded her own school. The only one in her community. Reporter: These women are the voices of a generation which refuses to be silent. There are many bright shining lights that are being dimmed in pakistan but if enough bright lights start standing up and asking for change, you'll eventually find that change will come. Reporter: And one of the brightest lights, malala. I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don't go forward but some people, if they want to achieve their goals, they have

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