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Nadia Murad

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Nadia Murad
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Nadia Murad (2018)
Born
Nadia Murad Basee Taha

1993 (age 25–26)
CitizenshipIraqi/Kurdistani
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 re-build 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.
  3. "Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad". 5 October 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  4. "Nadia Murad". Forbes. Retrieved 5 October 2018.