Nadia Murad

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Nadia Murad
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Nadia Murad (2018)
Nadia Murad Basee Taha

1993 (age 29–30)
OccupationHuman rights activist
Years active2014–present
AwardsSakharov Prize (2016)
Nobel Peace Prize (2018)

Nadia Murad Basee (Arabic: نادية مراد; born 1993) is a German-based Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist. She was kidnapped and held by the Islamic State for three months.[1]

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."[2] She is the first Iraqi to win the Nobel Prize.[3]

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 rebuild their lives and communities".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Westcott, Lucy (19 March 2016). "ISIS sex slavery survivor on a mission to save Yazidi women and girls". Newsweek. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. "Announcement" (PDF). The Nobel Peace Prize. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-10-05. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  3. "Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad". 5 October 2018 – via
  4. "Nadia Murad". Forbes. Retrieved 5 October 2018.