Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, announced Tuesday that she has gotten married.
“Today marks a precious day in my life,” the 24-year-old wrote. Asser and me tied the knot in order to become partners for life. With our families, we had a small nikkah celebration at home in Birmingham. We appreciate your prayers. For the future, we are eager to join hands. “
Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls to be educated, rose to international prominence for her story and her subsequent work as a human rights activist. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize at 17 years old.
Last year, Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics and economics. Earlier this year, Apple TV+ announced a partnership with Yousafzai — she will be producing exclusive content for them.
Yousafzai has also spoken out in recent months after the U.S. withdrew its military from Afghanistan. In a September interview with the “CBS Evening News,” Yousafzai said President Biden has a “huge responsibility” to the women of Afghanistan who have had their freedoms limited by the Taliban. According to her, her friends said that the Taliban have made it difficult for girls to go to school.
“They had dreams, and they’re worried that they may not be able to sit in the classroom anymore. The fear of going to work is a concern for women. “They are always under surveillance where people are watching over them over their actions, speech, and clothing. Their rights are being denied to them.” She stated in September’s interview.
Sophie Lewis and Caitlin Yilek contributed reporting.
Sophie Reardon is a News Editor at CBS News. Reach her at email@example.com
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