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Malala Yousafzai Addresses Marriage Concerns and Says She "Found a Best Friend" in Her Husband

Malala Yousafzai Addresses Marriage Concerns and Says She

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On Nov. 9, Malala Yousafzai announced that she tied the knot with her partner, Asser Malik, on what she described as "a precious day in my life." Now, she's opening up about her marriage and clearing up a few concerns people had about the views she previously expressed to British Vogue. In the July 2021 issue of the magazine, the cover star mentioned that she previously had nerves about finding a partner and wasn't sure she wanted to get married at all.

"I was not against marriage, I had concerns about marriage," she clarified during an interview on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show. "And that is true for many girls around the world who have seen reports about child marriage and reports about forced marriage." She added that she noticed an off-balance power dynamic in some marriages where "women make more compromises than men.

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