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.
Here are some memorable photos of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai through the years.
2009: Malala Yousafzai, then 12, pictured on March 26, 2009, in Peshawar, Pakistan.
2012: Pakistani hospital workers carry injured Malala Yousafzai, 14, on a stretcher at a hospital following an attack by gunmen in Mingora on October 9, 2012. A teenage Pakistani children’s rights activist was shot in the head in an assassination attempt as she boarded a school bus in the former Taliban stronghold of Swat, officials said.
2013: In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter, Malia Obama, meet with Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office October 11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
2014: Malala Yousafzai holds a bouquet of flowers, given to her on behalf of the Pakistani Prime Minster during a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014, in Birmingham, England.
2015: Malala Yousafzai unveils her official portrait by artist Nasser Azam at Barbar Institute of Fine Art on November 29, 2015, in Birmingham, England.
2016: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan speaks during the first focus event on education at the Supporting Syria Conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on February 4, 2016, in London.
2017: Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai speaks speaks at Goalkeepers 2017, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 20, 2017, in New York City.
2018: Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai poses for a photograph at all-boys Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh, during her hometown visit, outside of Mingora, on March 31, 2018.
2019: Malala Yousafzai appears on the January 7, 2019, episode of "The View."
2020: In this screengrab, Malala Yousafzai speaks during Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 on May 16, 2020.
2021: Malala Yousafzai attends an intimate dinner and party hosted by British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. to celebrate Fashion and Film during London Fashion Week September 2021 at The Londoner Hotel on September 20, 2021, in London.
“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.