Nadia’s Initiative Opens New Operating Theater and Maternity Ward in Sinjar

Nadia Murad and the Nadia’s Initiative team are excited to announce the official opening of the new Operating Theater and Maternity Ward in the existing Sinjar Hospital. As part of Nadia’s Initiative’s plans to provide emergency medical services to returnees and residents of the Sinjar region, the Operating Theater officially opened on February 4th. Access […]

Introducing Our Partners in Hope Program

As we enter 2020, the year ahead is full of so much promise and opportunity to make the world a better, safer place.  My hope for this year is that Nadia’s Initiative will continue to grow in our programs and our impact so that children and families have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and […]

2020 Global Goals Open Letter Press Release

Historic alliance of 2,020 campaigners unite to issue an open letter demanding world leaders tackle the emergency facing people and planet Signatories include world-leading activists and campaigners from Dr. Jane Goodall DBE and Malala Yousafzai, to leaders of movements including Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter; Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, Bring Back Our Girls; Tarana Burke, Me […]

Nadia’s Initiative Builds New Primary School in Bahrava Village

Nadia’s Initiative has built a new primary school in Bahrava village, Sinjar. The previous school in Bahrava village was built with mud walls that were destroyed during the 2014 ISIS attacks. The new school was built from the ground up and now boasts fully functioning electrical, water, and sanitation system, and is equipped with ceiling fans, exhaust fans, and […]

Nadia Murad’s TIME Magazine Letter to Global Leaders

Help us stamp out genocide In 2014, my life changed forever when ISIS invaded my home region of Sinjar and began ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yezidis. They killed approximately 5,000 of us and took over 6,400, mostly women and children, into captivity, many as sexual slaves. After I escaped captivity, I knew I must […]

Rehabilitation of Al Qurtaba Primary School

Nadia’s Initiative recently rehabilitated Al Qurtaba Primary School in Dogri Complex, Sinjar. Access to quality education is a major concern for Yazidi returnees to Sinjar. This is why we work to create a positive learning environment that enables students in the region to thrive. At Al Qurtaba, the latest school we rebuilt, we cleaned the […]

Stories from Sinjar – Testimonies from Farming Beneficiaries

    At Nadia’s Initiative, we take pride in working closely with local communities to design and implement our sustainable development projects. We recently spoke to beneficiaries of one of our livelihoods projects, which focuses on rebuilding farms in Sinjar to revitalize the area’s once-prosperous agriculture industry. Here’s what one beneficiary told us: “After the […]

Press Release: UAE to Support Comprehensive WASH Project in Sinjar

UAE Grants AED 9.2 Million to Support Water Supply and Sanitation Projects in Sinjar, Iraq   The UAE has announced a grant of AED 9.2 million (USD 2.5 million) to Nadia Murad’s organization, Nadia’s Initiative, to develop comprehensive potable water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in Sinjar, Iraq. H.E. Sultan Al-Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

Rehabilitation of Tal Qasab Primary School

Nadia’s Initiative recently completed rebuilding Tal Qasab Primary School, thanks to support from the Government of Flanders and implementing partner Sunrise NGO.  Access to quality education is a major concern for Yazidi families who have returned to Sinjar. With this in mind, we took a comprehensive approach to building a positive learning environment that will […]

Young Activists Summit

This year’s Human Rights Day’s theme was “Youth.” As such, the United Nations in Geneva hosted its first Young Activists Summit. Nadia Murad was the guest of honor. The summit’s theme was WOMEN AND GIRLS DRIVING PROGRESS, and Nadia spoke among a group of five other young female activists advocating for a better world – […]