“When I addressed the UN Security Council earlier this year, I told them I was ashamed as a supporter of the United Nations that states are failing to punish genocide. I am ashamed that there is no justice being done and barely a complaint being made about it. More than that, I am ashamed as […]
The move follows months of pressure from Conservatives who put forward a motion that calls on the government to recognize that ISIS has committed genocide against the religious minority, and to acknowledge that Yazidi women and girls continue to be held as sex slaves by the terror group. Read more on Vice.
“Nadia, a brave and eloquent witness of ISIS barbarity, is the voice of a new movement; she’s making the U.S. and the International Criminal Court pay attention,” says Kati Marton. Read more in Glamour Magazine.
Mr. Vice President, Joe Biden Ambassador Haris Lalacos Mr. Andrew Manatos Mr. Mike Manatos Ladies and Gentlemen It is a great honor to be here tonight with you. I came here because I can clearly see why it is important we look back at history, and that we learn from this past and reflect on […]
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two young Iraqis who escaped sexual slavery by the Islamic State and became advocates for women’s rights, were honored on Thursday with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Union’s top human rights award. Read more in The New York Times.
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two Yazidi survivors of enslavement by the Islamic State (ISIS) have been awarded the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The prize, established in 1988, recognizes those who have made an “exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe. Ms. Murad and Ms. Bashar have […]
The Canadian parliament has recognized the Yezidi genocide in a unanimous vote with survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad present. Read More.
Dear Members of Parliament, I am honoured to write to you today. It is my understanding that on October 25th, 2016 there will be a vote to recognize the Yazidi Genocide and support receiving Yazidi women, girls and children who become victims of ISIS sexual enslavement. I am currently in Ottawa to witness the vote […]
“I was not raised to give speeches,” she said. “Neither was I born to meet world leaders, nor to represent a cause so heavy, so difficult,” she said. But she would continue “so that one day we can look our abusers in the eye in a court in The Hague and tell the world what […]
“What’s less clear is whether the international community will complement its celebration of Murad’s strong protest for greater international action against the Islamic State by preventing the same crime from being continuously visited upon those she left behind, including her own family.” Read more in Foreign Policy Magazine.