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BIRMINGHAM, England – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has married Asser Malik, a manager for the Pakistan Cricket Board, the human rights activist announced Tuesday.

According to The Associated Press, Yousafzai, 24, who lives in Birmingham, England, took to social media to share the news, posting photos from the wedding on Instagram and Twitter.

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“Today marks a precious day in my life,” the 2014 Nobel laureate, who became the youngest person to receive the honor at age 17, captioned the posts. “Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. 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.”

Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education, was shot by the Taliban in 2012 as she was returning home from school in her native Pakistan, the AP reported. She was taken to Britain for treatment and remained there with her family. She graduated from Oxford University last year, according to the news agency.

Yousafzai’s Malala Fund was created in 2013 “to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education,” according to the organization’s website.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.