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Nobel laureate and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai got married

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The Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate and women’s rights activist got married on Tuesday in Birmingham, England. She had survived an attack by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012.

Almost ten years after surviving an assassination attempt in the Pakistani mountains on her way home from school, Malala Yousafzai has grown up. The activist said she and her new husband Asser Malik had celebrated at home with family following a small wedding ceremony in Birmingham, England on Tuesday.

“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life,” the 24-year-old posted on Twitter, accompanying her post with a photo of her and her husband on their wedding day. She added: “We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.” A nikah is a form of the Islamic marriage contract.

Ms. Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2014, winning the accolade for her work campaigning for girls to have a universal right to education. She completed a philosophy, politics, and economics degree at Oxford University last year. The activist has also set up the Malala Fund, which aims to support the education of girls around the world.