International Education Week 2019 ー Education Project, Al Hatimia Primary School

November 18th – 22nd is International Education Week! Education is one of our organization’s main focus areas, and we have been rehabilitating/building multiple schools in the Sinjar region. Thanks to your donations and support, we recently completed rebuilding our first school, Al Hatimia Primary School, with implementing partner Sunrise NGO.  Before:   We began preparing […]

Farming and Livelihoods Project Update – October 2019

In September 2019, Nadia’s Initiative – with implementing partner Dorcas Aid International – began the official implementation of our Farming and Livelihoods project made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan). The project will rehabilitate 32 farms in the Sinjar region. In October, our teams selected 30 rain-fed crop farmers […]

Construction Begins on Phase 1 of Nadia’s Initiative Hospital Project

Nadia’s Initiative, along with implementing partner La Chaîne de l’Espoir (CDE), has officially begun building an Operating Theater in the existing Sinjar Primary Health Care Center. This Operating Theater will provide Yazidis with access to healthcare and emergency services in the interim period until the Nadia’s Initiative’s new Sinjar Hospital is constructed. Our teams are […]

USAID, in Partnership with Nadia’s Initiative, Rebuilds Wardiya Primary School

In partnership with Nadia’s Initiative, USAID is working with local NGO Youth Bridge Organization to rehabilitate the Wardiya Primary School so it can reopen its doors to Sinjar’s students. بالشراكة مع مبادرة ناديا، تعمل الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية مع Youth Bridge Organization / منظمة جسر الشباب لإعادة تأهيل مدرسة الابتدائية في وردية حتى تتمكن من […]

Nadia Murad Addresses Gender Equality at G7 Panel

On September 24, Nadia Murad participated in the panel of the G7 Advisory Council for Equality between Women and Men at the French Consulate General in New York.  Nadia and the panel discussed different legal and financial methods to address gender inequality. They focused on the topics of protecting women from violence, closing the education […]

Nadia Murad attends Femicide March in Ibero-American Capital of Peace

This week, Nadia Murad attended an International Peace March and Forum in Sucre, Bolivia, the Ibero-American Capital of Peace. The march and forum addressed gender-based violence and called for an end to femicide and human trafficking. The event was hosted by the Municipal Government of Sucre and was attended by human rights activists from all […]

Nadia’s Initiative Builds Primary School in Sinjar

Nadia’s Initiative, as part of its efforts to restore life and reconstruct the Sinjar area, has begun building a new primary school with implementing partner the Eyzidi Organization for Documentation. The building process is ongoing and has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Belgian government. In August 2014, ISIS launched a […]

Nadia Murad Advises G7 Members on Gender Equality

Nadia Murad spoke at the G7 summit this past weekend, representing the independent council on gender equality. French president Emanuel Macron invited Ms. Murad to address G7 leaders. Her speech highlighted the plight of Yazidi women and the need for global gender equality. Yazidi women – thousands of which are still missing in captivity 5 […]

France takes in 31 Yezidi families who were victims of Daesh – Press communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Today, Thursday 8 August 2019, France is taking in 31 Yezidi women who were victims of Daesh [so-called ISIL], together with their children. A flight from Erbil organized by the International Organization for Migration and funded by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs landed early in the day at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Read more: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/iraq/events/article/france-takes-in-31-yezidi-families-who-were-victims-of-daesh-press-communique?fbclid=IwAR0RdxU3sgngQEhfmtrodqi2tjW6p3ieM2WXLJuAj_gQgpI5S13A9zQ6dLA

Nadia Murad’s Speech at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom 07/16/2019

I want to thank Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, Ambassador Brownback, and the United States Office of International Religious Freedom for organizing this important conference. Thank you for your efforts to promote religious freedom. I am grateful for having the chance to speak here today. In the summer of 2014, ISIS invaded my ancestral homeland […]