nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai is now married!

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Is Now Married!

Malala Yousafzai revealed on Tuesday that she was married in a small ceremony at her parents’ home in England.

“Today marks a precious day in my life,” she revealed on social media alongside now-husband Asser Malik.

“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. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead,” Yousafzai wrote.

Yousafzai is 24 and is known around the world simply as Malala. She is a global advocate for girls’ rights and education who has sat with presidents and prime ministers to push for change.

She became a target of the Taliban as an 11-year-old living in the city of Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for her refusal to obey orders banning girls from school.

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At just 15-years-old she survived an attempted assassination by a Taliban gunman who shot her in the head and two other friends on a school bus. And it was in that same year that she created the Malala Fund, a global girls’ education charity. And at age 16, she gave a speech at the United Nations on the need for gender equality. And after writing a memoir about her life and becoming an international best-selling author, she became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Last year, she graduated with honors from the University of Oxford with a degree Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Yousafzai’s marriage to Malik surprised the multitudes, as she just recently made remarks questioning the point of the institution.

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“I still don’t understand why people have to get married,” she recently revealed to Vogue. “If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?” she added.

Her mother disagreed, saying, “Don’t you dare say anything like that! You have to get married, marriage is beautiful.”

But she digressed, admitting she may change her mind some day, and that day seems to have come sooner rather than later.

“I just thought, ‘I’m never going to get married, never going to have kids – just going to do my work. I’m going to be happy and live with my family forever.’” She turns to me, full of revelation. “I didn’t realise that you’re not the same person all the time. You change as well and you’re growing.” 

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