We’re excited to have Malala join the global conversation on women’s rights. To celebrate, we’ve put together some of our favourite quotes by this phenomenal young woman – let them inspire you to act out in your life.

“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.”

“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?”

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

“We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage.”

“We must tell girls their voices are important.”

“I don’t want to be thought of as the “girl who was shot by the Taliban” but the “girl who fought for education.” This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.”

“We liked to be known as the clever girls. When we decorated our hands with henna for holidays and weddings, we drew calculus and chemical formulae instead of flowers and butterflies.”

“At night our fear is strong . . . but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.”