2 Yazidi Women Who Fled ISIS Slavery Receive E.U.’s Sakharov Prize

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. 

For Immediate Release: A Statement by Nadia Murad on 2016 Sakharov Prize Award

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 […]

Does Winning a Nobel Peace Prize Make a Difference?

“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. 

Nadia is taking On ISIS with the help of Amal Clooney.

“How, then, I asked, did it feel to be anointed by the U.N., to be recognized as a person of significance? “The terrorists who have done these things to me, to us, they humiliated us,” she replied. “They gave us no value. So for me to stand beside Ban Ki-moon, for someone like him to […]