Nadia Murad (2018)
Nadia Murad Basee Taha
1993 (age 26–27)
|Occupation||Human rights activist|
|Awards||Sakharov Prize (2016) |
Nobel Peace Prize (2018)
In 2018, she and Denis Mukwege were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to end use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." She is the first Iraqi to win the Nobel Prize.
Murad is the founder of Nadia's Initiative, an organization who work to "helping women and children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities, and human trafficking to heal and re-build their lives and communities".
References[change | change source]
- Westcott, Lucy (19 March 2016). "ISIS sex slavery survivor on a mission to save Yazidi women and girls". Newsweek. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Announcement" (PDF). The Nobel Peace Prize.
- "Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad". 5 October 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
- "Nadia Murad". Forbes. Retrieved 5 October 2018.