Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai marries | Women’s rights news
A girl’s education activist shares photos of the “precious day” on social media.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai got married at home in the UK.
Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban when she was just 15, broke the news on Twitter, sharing photos of the Islamic wedding ceremony known as the nikkah.
“Today marks a precious day in my life,” the 24-year-old wrote. “Asser and I got married to be lifelong partners.
“We had a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are delighted to be walking together on the journey ahead.
Thousands of people responded with good wishes and congratulations, with the tweet attracting over 227,000 likes.
Yousafzai gave no further information about her husband. Social media users identified him as Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board High Performance Center.
Today marks a precious day in my life.
Asser and I got married to be lifelong partners. We had a small nikkah ceremony at our home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are delighted to be walking together on the journey ahead.
: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
– Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Yousafzai spent months in treatment after being shot in 2012, and went on to write a successful dissertation titled “I am Malala” and graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
She received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 for her work on girls’ education, sharing the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights activist.
His non-profit Malala fund has now invested $ 2 million in Afghanistan.
She also signed a deal with Apple TV + that will see her produce dramas and documentaries focused on women and children.
As recently as July of this year, the activist told British magazine Vogue that she was not sure whether she would ever get married.
“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have someone in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership? She was quoted as saying in a long profile.