Yazidi rights activists and a former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court visited Yazidi refugees in a northern Greek camp Monday, hoping to build a case for the Hague-based court. Read more in the Washington Post.
In April this year, I had the honor of writing a piece on Nadia Murad for the TIME 100 list of the most influential people of the year. Nadia is a member of the ethnic Kurdish minority Yazidi people, one of thousands who was brutally enslaved by ISIS in Iraq, who now bravely travels the world […]
An organization dedicated to bringing a case of genocide against the Islamic State to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched an appeal for evidence of the crimes committed against the Yezidi population. “It is urgent that the Yazidi community works together in seeking justice. We are much more powerful when we support each other,” […]
Read more in The New York Times.
As a fearless voice for the thousands of women who are still helpless at the hands of ISIS extremists, Murad has pushed for change at the United Nations, met with the president of Egypt, and visited refugees and migrants in Greece. Read more in The New York Times.
Our partner Global Citizen teamed up with us at Iraq Embassy in London. Read more at Global Citizen.
Nadia Murad stands in a long, invisible history of fierce, indomitable women who rise from the scorched earth of rape during war to break the odious silence and demand justice and freedom for their sisters. At 19 she lost her home, her country, her culture, her mother to murder; witnessed male members of her family […]
“The parliamentary motion also called on the British government to ask the U.N. Security Council immediately to give the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over the issue “so that perpetrators can be brought to justice”. Read more in Reuters
Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a Yezidi woman and ISIL victim, delivering her personal story at the Security Council on Maintenance of international peace and security. Trafficking of persons in situations of conflict. Watch on UN Web TV
” Last year, Yazidi activists worked with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, to petition the world body on the question of genocide. They filed a 49-page report, after a field visit by Mr. Moreno-Ocampo to northern Iraq, where he met women who had been raped by fighters, and survivors of […]