Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai made headlines last year after being shot by the Taliban for demanding education for girls. She celebrated her 16th birthday this year with an emotional speech at the United Nations.
Addressing the UN and 1,000 students also in attendance, Yousafzai again spoke of the importance of education, saying, “Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.”