Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis, advocating for survivors of sexual violence, working for a world free from genocide and sexual violence.

Nadia’s Initiative challenges world leaders to act – to make “never again” a reality, not an empty promise. Words without action inflict the same harm and suffering as the perpetrators of mass atrocities and sexual violence.


Sinjar Action Fund

Nadia’s Initiative established the Sinjar Action Fund (SAF) to advance reconstruction efforts.  Nadia’s Initiative is uniquely positioned to facilitate the redevelopment of the Sinjar due to its extensive knowledge and understanding of the political, cultural and economic complexities of the region. Nadia’s Initiative brings a comprehensive peace building approach to the process of rebuilding and recognizes that reconstruction efforts must be developed locally – local solutions to local problems.  Nadia Murad seeded the fund by donating 100% of her prize money from the Nobel Peace Prize. Unfortunately, this is not enough. Without further commitments from the global community, the Yazidi population will cease to exist.

Survivors Action Response

Sexual violence knows no geographic boundaries and occurs with disturbing frequency – not just as a weapon of war. Nadia’s Initiative supports and develops initiatives that focus on justice for survivors – both formally and informally.  Programs developed and supported by Nadia’s Initiative are survivor centric and put the well-being of survivors and communities at the forefront of all initiatives.