Malala Yousafzai is born in Mingora, in Pakistan's Swat Valley,

July 1, 1997

The Taliban began seizing control over Swat Valley


Malala and her father go to the city's meeting to protest against the attacks on schools for girls. This is where Malala's first speech took place.

September 1, 2008

Malala wrote on a blog about life under the Taliban.

January 3, 2009

Malala wins Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize

December 1, 2011

Malala is shot by a gunman

October 1, 2012

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari announces the establishment of a $10 million education fund in Malala’s name.

December 1, 2012

Yousafzai was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

October 10, 2014