Malala Yousafzai

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  • Malala's birth

    Malala was born in the Swat District of Pakistan.
  • Taliban Takeover

    Taliban Takeover
    The Taliban spread massive influence over the Swat District, and violently target schools, including the school operated by Malala's father.
  • Malala's First Speech

    Malala presented her first speech, How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?", at only eleven-years-old.
  • Malala's Blog Begins

    "The Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl", Malala's blog, was launched on BBC Urdu at this time, when the Taliban was enforcing strict rule upon the Swat District. The blog shares her experiences with the Taliban and speaks out against them and their denial of allowing women an education.
  • Capital Talk

    Malala uses a popular Pakistani show to speak out against the Taliban.
  • Nomination

    Malala is nominated for the Children's Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu for her perseverance in standing up for women and their right to education.
  • Near-Death Experience

    Near-Death Experience
    Seeing Malala as a threat, a Taliban gunman shot her on her way home from school, but, luckily, the bullet ricocheted and damaged the area behind her left eye, her jaw, and her shoulder, rather than killing her. She was sent to recover in the UK.
  • "I Am Malala" Petition

    UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown starts a petition aimed to ensure that every child would be in school by 2015 with "I am Malala" as its slogan.
  • Education in Malala's Name

    Asif Ali Zardari, president of Pakistan, announces the establishment of a $10 million education fund in Malala’s name.
  • Person of the Year

    Person of the Year
    Malala is nominated for TIME Magazine's Person of the Year award
  • Nomination #2

    Malala is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Published Words

    Published Words
    Malala released her book, "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" .
  • Achievement

    Achievement
    Malala is awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize.