I Am Malala

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  • Ziauddin Starts Founding Schools

    Ziauddin Starts Founding Schools
    Ziauddin was involved in this event, and the exact time and date are unknown, but we do know that it happened in the 1980s during General Zia's reign. It was in the 1980s that Ziauddin started founding schools, many failed but eventually he found success.
  • Malala is Born

    Malala is Born
    On July 12, 1997, Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan to a poor family in a shabby shack, forever changing the lives of her family.
  • September 11 Attacks

    September 11 Attacks
    On September 11, 2001, 3 planes crashed into both of the Twin Towers in New York City, and the Pentagon. This forever changed Malala's life, as a terrorist group called the Taliban rose to prominence in Swat. The Taliban imposes a strict interpretation of Islam, which deprives women of rights.
  • Malala Steals from a Friend

    When Malala was 6 years old she stole a toy from her neighborhood friend Sabrina and soon developed a nasty stealing habit. She was soon caught and her family was so disappointed in her that it became an important event in her life. Afterwards, she vowed to never steal again, something she says she has kept, which is astonishing.
  • Violence in Pakistan Escalates

    Violence in Pakistan Escalates
    In 2007, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the Taliban, who was an important role model for Malala until her untimely death. The Taliban was soon blowing up schools for girls since their interpretation of Islam did not allow for the education of females.
  • Malala Writes a Diary About the Violence in Swat

    Malala Writes a Diary About the Violence in Swat
    In 2009, Malala started writing diary entries in the BBC to document and tell the outside world on what was happening inside Pakistan in response to the Taliban threat to female schools. It was also at this point that she appeared in a New York Times documentary about the acts that the Taliban had performed.
  • Malala's Family is Forced to Flee Swat

    Malala's Family is Forced to Flee Swat
    In late 2009, the Taliban began a long and drawn out war against the government, forcing Malala and her family to flee the region. They go to Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and stay there for three months, until they return. During this three month period, Malala continued giving speeches and interviews against the Taliban, starting a plot for her death.
  • Malala is Shot by the Taliban

    Malala is Shot by the Taliban
    Malala was shot by the Taliban on October 9, 2012 on her way home from school. It sparked international outrage and condemnation of the Taliban. Two other girls were also wounded along with Malala.
  • Malala is Transported to the UK

    Malala is Transported to the UK
    Soon after the shooting it became clear to many that if she remained in Pakistan she would die. With this in mind, her parents made the decision to transport her to the UK to receive better treatment as the conditions in Pakistan were abysmal.
  • Malala Survives and Continues to Fight Against the Oppression of Religous Extremists

    Malala Survives and Continues to Fight Against the Oppression of Religous Extremists
    Malala survived the shooting and now resides in the UK, where she still advocates for education for all. She has come out of the shooting stronger and more determined than ever. Her newfound fame and influence has helped her propel her ideas throughout the world, which have the intention of making the world a better place.