Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis and advocating for survivors of 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 in Sinjar, Iraq.  Nadia’s Initiative is uniquely positioned to facilitate the redevelopment of 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.

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 programs 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.