#3. Malala Yousafzai – Activist , 12 July 1997 (age 19)
“So here I stand, one girl, among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.”
A staunch advocate of female education, she is also the youngest ever Noble Prize laureate at 17.
Malala survived an assassination attempt from a Taliban gunman and founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation that, among other things, has set up schools for Syrian refugees.