Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel laureate, marries in a small ceremony in UK


Malala Yousafzai and husband Assar Malik. (Photo:

Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and advocate for girls' education, revealed her marriage during a small family ceremony.

According to the activist, she and her new husband Asser Malik celebrated at home with family on Tuesday following a small wedding ceremony in Birmingham.

Ms. Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012 at the age of 15, now resides in the United Kingdom with her new husband and is "excited for the journey ahead."

"Today is a significant day in my life. Asser and I exchanged vows to be life partners "The 24-year-old announced on Twitter.

"We held a small nikkah ceremony at our home in Birmingham with our families," she continued. Kindly send your prayers to us. We are delighted to walk alongside one another on this adventure."

Ms. Yousafzai became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2014 for her efforts advocating for girls' universal access to education.

She graduated from Oxford University last year with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics.

Additionally, the activist founded the Malala Fund, which strives to help the education of girls worldwide.

She recently told British Vogue magazine that she was unsure if she would ever marry.

"I'm still perplexed as to why people are compelled to marry. If you desire someone in your life, why must you sign marriage papers? Why can't it simply be a partnership?" In a lengthy profile, she was quoted as saying.

Publish : 2021-11-10 10:34:00

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