Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani-girl who took bullets as she raised her voice against the dreaded Taliban for denying girls to go to schools in the Swat valley in 2012. At that time, Malala was just 15 years old. After Malala delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the need for gender equality in education on July 12, 2013, the day has been declared as the World Malala Day by the UN. She stands for education for all females.