Malala Yousafzai
Malala YousafzaiReuters

Malala Yousafzai, all of 19 years of age, is already one of the most well-known activists of our generation. The teenager from Pakistan stood up for education and has continued to do it, never stopping and never failing to emphasise on the real weapon of change: universal education. Although Malala, in many ways, became a striking example of the brute force of Taliban in Pakistan after she suffered a bullet to her head, it is little known that she fought against the terrorist outfit's oppressive rules in the Swat Valley since 2008.

In her young but accomplished life, she has won the Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought awarded by the European Parliament and has even started a school in Lebanon for Syrian refugee girls between the ages of 14-18.

Her birthday, which is now known as Malala Day, has been special for many reasons. Last year, the world's youngest peace prize winner said, "Today on my first day as an adult, on behalf of the world's children, I demand of leaders we must invest in books instead of bullets."

The very same day, she started a movement #BooksNotBullets on her blog and asked people to send photos of themselves holding a book that's been significant in their lives. These are just some facts about the 19-year-old who has won adoration from world leaders and has inspired many to support education for women.

There have been other times when Malala's interviews and speeches have been evocative and stirring. Here are a few examples of the times she stressed on peace, equal rights and freedom: