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The Taliban (“religious students”) is appointed by Pakistan to protect a trade convoy.
Malala Yousafzai is born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora, a town in the Swat district of Pakistan.
At the age of 11, Malala gives her first speech called “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”
Malala begins writing for the BBC under a pseudonym, about everything from the increased military activity in Swat to her fears of her school being attacked.
The Taliban blow up more than 100 girls’ schools in the Swat Valley, and ban girls from going to school after
Girls are allowed to attend school if they wear Burqas.
The Taliban attempts to kill Malala as she rides home in a school bus. Four shots are fired by a Taliban gunman, Malala and two of her friends are wounded. Malala is treated in Pakistan then flown to Birmingham, England for further treatment after the British government offers help.
Malala’s 16th birthday, she addresses the United Nations General Assembly. It is her first public speech since the shooting, in which she stresses the importance of free universal education.
Meets the Queen, speaks at Harvard University, meets President Obama. She is also nominated again for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her autobiography is published, titled: I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.
Malala wins the Nobel Peace Prize
The documentary film He Named Me Malala is released
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