Truly deserving of her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai has an eloquence and courage far beyond her 17 years. ┬áIn this speech to the UN from last year, she explains “I speak, not for myself, but so those without voice can be heard”.

The consequence of her being shot in the head by the Taliban? “Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born”. A light in our world and an icon for our time.