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Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzai gets married in England – 11/09/2021 – World

In an intimate ceremony for family members, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai announced on social media this Tuesday (9) that she has married.

Now 24 years old, the Pakistani woman who lives in Birmingham, England, celebrated her marriage with her now husband Asser in her house, surrounded by family members. “Today marks a precious day in my life,” he wrote. “Asser and I bond as partners for life.”

Malala has not published any information about her husband other than his first name, but netizens have identified the fiance as Asser Malik, general manager of the Board of Pakistani High Performance Cricket Center. The Reuters news agency was unable, however, to confirm this information.

Out there

At age 12, under a pseudonym, Malala blogged for the BBC about living under Taliban rule in Pakistan. In 2012, at age 14, she survived a gunshot wound to the head by an Islamic fundamentalist group sniper for campaigning against the regime’s attempts to deny women’s education.

Now a graduate of Oxford University (England), she has become one of the world’s leading women’s education activists.

“Education can really transform an individual’s life”, defends the activist. “And when it comes to girls’ lives, the impact of education is huge, especially if you live in a patriarchal society, where you face misogyny, where opportunities are limited just because of your gender.”

In 2014, she shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the Indian Kailash Satyarthi “for his fight against the repression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”, said the award committee at the time.

Despite his international recognition, especially in the West, his activism divides public opinion in his native country. This year, a statement he made to British Vogue magazine was criticized by several social media users in Pakistan.

In July, Malala said she didn’t know if she would ever get married. “I still don’t understand why people need to get married,” he told the publication. “If you want to have someone in your life, why do you need to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”

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