Nadia Murad Addresses Gender Equality at G7 Panel

On September 24, Nadia Murad participated in the panel of the G7 Advisory Council for Equality between Women and Men at the French Consulate General in New York.  Nadia and the panel discussed different legal and financial methods to address gender inequality. They focused on the topics of protecting women from violence, closing the education […]

Nadia Murad attends Femicide March in Ibero-American Capital of Peace

This week, Nadia Murad attended an International Peace March and Forum in Sucre, Bolivia, the Ibero-American Capital of Peace. The march and forum addressed gender-based violence and called for an end to femicide and human trafficking. The event was hosted by the Municipal Government of Sucre and was attended by human rights activists from all […]

Nadia’s Initiative Builds Primary School in Sinjar

Nadia’s Initiative, as part of its efforts to restore life and reconstruct the Sinjar area, has begun building a new primary school with implementing partner the Eyzidi Organization for Documentation. The building process is ongoing and has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Belgian government. In August 2014, ISIS launched a […]

Nadia Murad Advises G7 Members on Gender Equality

Nadia Murad spoke at the G7 summit this past weekend, representing the independent council on gender equality. French president Emanuel Macron invited Ms. Murad to address G7 leaders. Her speech highlighted the plight of Yazidi women and the need for global gender equality. Yazidi women – thousands of which are still missing in captivity 5 […]

France takes in 31 Yezidi families who were victims of Daesh – Press communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Today, Thursday 8 August 2019, France is taking in 31 Yezidi women who were victims of Daesh [so-called ISIL], together with their children. A flight from Erbil organized by the International Organization for Migration and funded by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs landed early in the day at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Read more:

Nadia Murad’s Speech at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom 07/16/2019

I want to thank Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, Ambassador Brownback, and the United States Office of International Religious Freedom for organizing this important conference. Thank you for your efforts to promote religious freedom. I am grateful for having the chance to speak here today. In the summer of 2014, ISIS invaded my ancestral homeland […]

Statement by Nadia Murad in Response to Recent Wildfires in Sinjar

On Saturday night, the burning of large swathes of agricultural land in Sinjar district caused two casualties and heavy crop losses. The fires in the north and south stirred at the same time when the wind was strong. Two young Yazidi men – Barzan Omar Kabuu and Sheikh Sa’id Sabri – lost their lives as […]

United Nations Interview with Nadia Murad

United Nations, April 29, 2019 Wartime sexual violence has become a significant aspect of today’s conflicts, affecting people across age and gender. Perpetrators often go unpunished and survivors do not get the support and redress that they need. What needs to be done to change this situation and where do we start? We need courts […]