Malala Yousafzai celebrates 'silver jubilee' with birthday tributes from husband, Michelle Obama and more

  • 23 Jul - 29 Jul, 2022
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As she turned 25, the human rights activist received a number of warm tributes from loved ones and world leaders. "Happy Birthday to the most entertaining, thoughtful and beautiful person in my life," husband Asser Malik wrote on Twitter alongside a pair of sweet photos of the couple. "You light up every room you enter and I feel privileged that I get to see that up close," he added. In another touching tribute, her father Ziauddin called the Nobel Peace Prize winner "the morning star in our lives" and encouraged her to "keep rising and keep shining." Highlighting the impact the education activist has had on girls around the world, Michelle Obama shared a number of stories of young women from the Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance. "Malala gave me an example of strength and determination to take inspiration from," a young woman shared, according to one of Obama's Tweets. Added another young woman from New York, "Malala proved that one girl's voice can change the world. Since she did it, it makes me believe that I can too." In recognition of her milestone birthday, the activist encouraged others to show their support by joining her in the fight to make sure girls everywhere have access to the education they need. "It's my silver jubilee so @MalalaFund put together a list of 25 ways to take action for girls' education," she wrote on Twitter.