Nadia's Story

Nadia Murad’s peaceful life was brutally interrupted when ISIS attacked her village in Sinjar with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Nadia escaped to tell her story and called on world leaders to act.

She is the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, President of Nadia's Initiative, and a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence.

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Rebuilding Matters

Thousands of Yazidi women and children remain missing. Hundreds of thousands of survivors are living in squalor in IDP camps. Until women and girls in captivity are released and the Yazidi people can return to their ancestral homeland of Sinjar, the genocide continues.

Rebuilding will reverse the destructive inertia, heal communities, and seek justice while reconciling the region. Nadia’s Initiative strongly believes in making survivors, particularly women and children, an active voice in the peace-building process.

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