Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai gets married by surprise | DW | 10.11.2021

“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I were married to be partners for life,” wrote the 24-year-old women’s rights advocate on her Istagram account.

“We held a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham, UK with our families. Send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together on the journey that lies ahead,” added the young woman.

The husband of the Nobel Peace Prize winner is Asser Malik, head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, according to local media, and the young woman has posted several photos of the link on the social network with relatives of both.

Malala, as she is known around the world, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, when she was 17 years old, becoming the youngest person to win that award.

He gained notoriety by writing a blog for the BBC at the age of 11 under the pseudonym Gul Makai. In it he denounced the atrocities suffered under the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) regime, which militarily occupied the valley of the Swat River, in Pakistan, imposing “Sharia law”, killing many of its inhabitants, destroying schools and prohibiting the girls education.

On October 9, 2012, she was the victim of an attack in the Pakistani city of Mingora, when two members of the TTP got on the school bus in which Malala was, shooting her with a rifle and wounding her in the skull and neck.

The young woman was admitted to a hospital in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, the capital of the country, where they removed a bullet that was lodged in the neck, near the spinal cord.

The young woman survived the attack, moved to Europe and began a global campaign in defense of the rights of girls and women that has taken her to the most important institutions in the world.

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