Amal Clooney told the UN they did nothing to help Isis sex slaves.

“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 […]

Canada Is Bringing in Yazidis Who Have Been Put Through Hell By ISIS

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.

The Oxi Day Battle of Crete Award

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 […]

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.