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Nov 10, 2021

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marries

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Malala Yousafzai. Photo by Dave Bennet
Malala Yousafzai. Photo by Dave Bennet

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner made the announcement on social media Instagram on Tuesday that that she got married in an intimate ceremony in Birmingham, England.

Malala in Social Media

Born in Mingora, Pakistan, Yousafzai was 15 when she was shot in face in 2012 by a Taliban because she simply was a girl pursuing an education. Afterwards, she was airlifted from Pakistan to Birmingham, England, where she made a miraculous recovery.

Despite the injury, she never stopped fighting for girls’ education, going on to win the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17.

Yousafzai is known for her advocacy work on behalf of girls and women, particularly in stressing education for girls across the world.

She became a well-known activist after delivering an inspiring speech at the United Nations after she survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan.

The 24-year-old human rights activist revealed on Instagram that “Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life.”

“We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers,” she writes adding “We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”

The nikkah is a Muslim marriage ceremony that often takes place in a mosque or at the bride’s home.

A co-founder of the Malala Fund which invests in education programs to help girls go to school and reach their full potential.

Yousafzai is also a bestselling author.