Malala Yousefzai

  • Birth

    Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora in the Swat Valley. In recent times, Mingora is more commonly referred to as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. She was born on July 12, 1997 to Ziauddin and Tor Pekai Yousafzai. Citation:
    “The Nobel Peace Prize 2014.”,
  • First Speech

    First Speech
    In September of 2008, Malala Yousafzai presented her first speech in front of national press at the age of 11 years old. A famous quote from this speech is, "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?"
    “Malala Yousafzai.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,
  • BBC Interaction Journey Begins

    BBC Interaction Journey Begins
    In 2009, a BBC reporter approaches Malala's father and inquires if he knows anyone who would be willing to write about life under the Taliban rule anonymously. Malala accepts this offer and begins writing under a pseudonym.
    “Malala Yousafzai: Timeline of the Pakistani Campaigner's Life.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 21 Oct. 2015,
  • Swat Valley

    Swat Valley
    By May of 2009, Malala Yousafzai ends her blog and the Pakistani Army moves into the Swat Valley. Malala is later separated from her family however moves back to the Swat Valley in July. Around this time, Malala's "Secret" identity is slowly being revealed to the public.
    “Malala Yousafzai: Timeline of the Pakistani Campaigner's Life.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 21 Oct. 2015,
  • International Children's Peace Prize

    International Children's Peace Prize
    In 2011, Malala Yousafzai was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize of KidsRights Foundation, and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani awards her Pakistan's first National Peace Award.
    Citation: “Pakistan: National Peace Prize Named after Malala Yousafzai.” PeaceWomen, 8 Feb. 2015,
  • Shooting

    In October 2012, members of the Taliban boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in her head. She had to be treated in the UK with the help of professional surgeons. Citation:
    Jain, Sanya. “Malala Lost Part of Her Skull to Taliban Bullets. 9 Years Later, She Still Has It at Home.”, NDTV, 25 Aug. 2021,
  • Malala Day

    Malala Day
    Every year on July 12, Malala Day is celebrated to honor the Pakistani activist. On July 12 itself Malala delivered her speech at the headquarters of United Nations.
    Desk, Trending. “Malala Day 2021: History, Significance and Facts about Pakistani Activist, Malala Yousafzai.” News18, 12 July 2021,
  • Book Publishing

    Book Publishing
    On the 8th of October 2013, Malala published her hit book "I am Malala". The book was an autobiography describing her experience with dealing with the Taliban- as well as the physical and mental pain she suffered.
    “I Am Malala.” Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown and Company, 17 Aug. 2021,,a%20society%20that%20prizes%20sons.
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
    On October 14, 2014, Malala Yousefzai won the Nobel Peace Prize for " the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." Citation:
    “The Nobel Peace Prize 2014.”,
  • Malala Wins Liberty Prize

    Malala Wins Liberty Prize
    Malala won the National Liberty Prize in 2014 for her courage and resilience whilst facing adversity. “National Constitution Center.” National Constitution Center –,
  • Opening of School

    Opening of School
    In July 2015, with the help of the Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai was able to open a school for Syrian refugees from the civil war in Lebanon.
    “Malala Yousafzai.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,
  • Education Fund and Bill

    Education Fund and Bill
    After Malala's tragic shooting, Asif Ali Zardari announced the launch of a 10 million dollar education fund in honor of her.
    Tandon, Tulika. “Malala Yousafzai: How a Girl from Pakistan Won a Nobel Prize- 10 Interesting Facts.”, 10 Nov. 2021,