Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai Gets Married

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace laureate, announced that she has married her partner in England on Nov. 9.

“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,” Malala wrote on social media.

Malala, currently aged 24, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was 17 years old for her campaign against the Taliban’s efforts to stop girls from attending school.

Malala was 15 years old when a Taliban member shot her in the head in 2012 in an attempt to silence her. She was flown to England to receive treatment.

“Instead of silencing me, they amplified my voice beyond Pakistan,” Malala wrote in her 2019 book, “We Are Displaced.”

In 2017, Malala became a United Nations messenger of peace to help promote awareness on the importance of girls’ education.

Malala co-founded the Malala Fund, an international non-profit organization advocating for girls’ education, with her father.

Last year, Malala graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics.

Malala has also spoken out about the withdrawal of the United States military from Afghanistan, expressing concern on the rights of Afghan women.


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