Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, to parents Toor Pekai Yousafzai (mother), Ziauddin Yousafzai (father) in Mingora, Pakistan, situated in the country’s Swat Valley.
For the initial years of her life, Yousafzai’s hometown was a famous popular tourist spot that was well-known for its summer festivals. But, all of a sudden, the area started to change as the Taliban tried to put the area in their control.
Yousafzai had attended a school that her father, educator Ziauddin Yousafzai, had established. After the Taliban started attacking girls’ schools in Swat, Yousafzai gave a bold speech in Peshawar, Pakistan, in September 2008. Her speech’s caption read: “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”
In early 2009, when she was only 11 years old, Yousafzai started blogging for the BBC about living under the Taliban’s dangerous threats to deny her an education. In order to conceal her true identity, she used the name Gul Makai. However, she was disclosed to be the BBC blogger in December of the same year.
With a massive public platform, Yousafzai began to speak out about her right, and the right of all women, to get basic access to education in Pakistan. Her aim was to campaign and bring about a social change and finally, her activism resulted in a nomination for the International Children’s Peace Prize in the year 2011. In the same year itself, she was awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.
Malala Yousafzai is married but her first cousin is deeply upset, posts an emotional tweet
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old Pakistani activist, Yousafzai and Nobel Peace Prize winner took to Instagram and said that she had gotten married. Not long ago, she told British Vogue that she was unsure whether she would ever marry.
“Today marks a precious day in my life,” she wrote. “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.
Meanwhile, Malala’s first cousin maulana Abdul uf kani took to Twitter and wrote: “Deeply sad to hear news of Malala getting married. As a 1st cousin of her, her family should have requested me to marry her. She forgot all her childhood memories. I had bought a new bike only to drop her at playschool. I had waited for 26 years. I am hurt ?”