When "Malala from Afghanistan" walked painfully to the stage with the help of a walker to pick up her diploma the university last month at the American University of Kabul, the entire audience greeted her with a standing ovation.
Breshna Musazai, 28, completed his law studies after two Taliban insurgents shot him twice in the leg. contrary to education for women.
His fellow graduate and activist Sahra Fetrat praised Musazai as a "symbol of courage":
Then proud to walk behind this wonderful woman. Breshna Musazai is a symbol of courage, inspiration and hope.❤️??? pic.twitter.com/apOmzXDR0y
– Sahar Fetrat (@Sahar_fetrat) May 14, 2018