The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner is married. Yusufzai had previously questioned the marriage

In 2012, at the age of 15, the activist survived a targeted shooting of a member of the fundamentalist Taliban movement in Pakistan. In 2014, at the age of 17, she won The Nobel Peace Prize for the fight for girls’ right to education is still the youngest to be awarded in history. In recent years, Yusufzai has lived in Britain. She graduated from Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics last year.

“Today is a precious day of my life. Asar and I got married to become life partners. “ the bride wrote on twitter and the announcement was accompanied by photos from the wedding. Internet users identified her husband as Asara Malika of the Pakistan Cricket Association.

Activist: People don’t need paper

Yusufzai’s father, Ziauddin, also celebrated his daughter’s wedding on his Twitter account. “My wife and I are full of happiness and joy.” wrote Júsufzaj. However, some fans of the young activist were surprised by the wedding, as they remember her interview for Vogue magazine from July this year. “I don’t understand why people get married.” responded to the theme of the wedding. In her interview, she questioned the marriage, saying that people did not have to have a “paper” to the relationship.

She kept her relationship a secret from Malik from the press, only signs of romance penetrating the public, such as Malik’s birthday to Yusufzai. “I wish you all the best Malala,” shared Malik. It is not clear how long the couple has been together, one of the first joint films dating from June 2019.

The news of Júsufzaj’s wedding really shocked, especially the users of social networks. The activist received thousands of congratulations, including messages from Greta Thunberg and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. TMalik, a man in his country, has always been a professional in the cricket league, graduating from Lahore University in Punjab, Pakistan.

The father did not want an arranged marriage

It is not clear where the newlyweds will live, Malik still lives in Pakistan. In the past, Yusufzai has said that his daughter will be able to marry whoever she wants. He and his wife have a “loving” but arranged marriage. JHer family is part of the Pashtun ethnic group, it is a strongly traditional patriarchal society, where the custom of parents of arranged marriages is still observed.

The Nobel activist

“When a girl reaches the age of 23 in our community, she is usually already married and her opinion does not matter so much. But I don’t care, it’s Malala’s life. I’m the type of father who believes in children’s freedom and education. “ Yusufzai responded to the practices of his ethnic group. “I just want her to choose someone who will respect her freedom, her values ​​and her independence,” he said in the past.

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