Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marries partner Asser Malik 2 months ago

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marries partner Asser Malik

Human rights activist Malala Yousafzai has announced that she married her partner Asser Malik. 

The small ceremony took place at their home in Birmingham surrounded by their families.

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Malala was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan while taking the bus to school in 2012. Since then she has worked tirelessly on campaigning for women's education and other human rights issues. 

Last year she celebrated her graduation from Oxford University with a degree in politics, economics, and philosophy. 

Pictures shared from the day show Malala in a beautiful traditional pink dress with gold embroidery and a matching headdress. Asser wears a tailored black suit with a matching pink tie. 

The activist tweeted, "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.

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"Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead."

The couple posed for pictures in their garden with the autumnal British countryside on show.  

In 2014 she became the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel Peace prize at just 17 years old. She was awarded the prestigious award for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and the right of all children to education. 

Following this, she became the youngest Messenger of Peace with the UN where her job had a special focus on girls' education. 

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The Malala Fund set up by Malala and her father works on ensuring that all girls are guaranteed 12 years of free, safe, and quality education. They do this through investing in local education, advocacy work, and amplifying girls' voices. 

According to the non-profit organisation, there are currently 130 million girls not in school worldwide. 

Since its creation in 2013, the fund has worked in 8 different countries and invested $22 million in programmes. 

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They believe in supporting local educators and advocates in their own communities rather than implementing their practices as they believe their insight is invaluable. They also support research to further girls' education. 

 

 

 

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