“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 […]
“The ultimate goal is to get the International Criminal Court to prosecute the crimes committed by ISIS commanders against the Yazidis, for what the United Nations and U.S. State Department agree is genocide.” Watch more on NBC.
The appointment ceremony of Ms. Nadia Murad Basee Taha as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking is now available on demand on the UN Web TV website.
“This is the first time I have spoken in this chamber. I wish I could say I’m proud to be here but I am not. I am ashamed as a supporter of the United Nations that states are failing to prevent or even punish genocide because they find that their own interests get in the […]
NADIA MURAD, ISIL SURVIVOR, ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE FOLLOWING HER APPOINTMENT AS UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR New York, NY – On September 16, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Nadia Murad Basee Taha, who survived trafficking at the hands of ISIL, will announce a new initiative at an event hosted by editor and publishing entrepreneur Tina Brown. The […]
Ken Harbaugh writes on our recent visit to a Greek refuge camp. Read more in The Observer.
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.