Nadia Murad participates in Luxembourg Conference on Sexual Violence

On March 26th, Nadia Murad took part in the Stand, Speak, Rise Up conference – a platform for survivors and key actors to come together to end sexual violence in fragile environments. The event took place in Luxembourg, as part of an initiative of the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. At the event, Murad spoke about […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad Meets with Flemish Parliament

“Minister-President Geert Bourgeois and Chairman Jan Peumans had the honour of welcoming Nadia Murad in the Flemish Parliament on 25 March. Mrs. Murad spoke about her fight against sexual violence in conflict areas for which she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. Minister-president Bourgeois expressed his support and awarded her NGO Nadia’s Initiative a […]

Nobel Laureates, Advocates to Advise G-7 on Women’s Rights

“Human rights advocates met Tuesday in Paris to discuss potential strategies leading industrial nations could employ to reduce violence and discrimination against women. French President Emmanuel Macron named 35 advocates to give the Group of Seven recommendations, France took over the G-7’s presidency on Jan. 1, and Macron has said he wants gender equality to […]

International Crisis Group: A Way Forward for Sinjar

Both Iraq and its autonomous Kurdish region have formed new governments that seem ready to resume talks about the status of Iraq’s disputed territories. These are fourteen administrative districts – of which Sinjar is one – nominally controlled by Baghdad but claimed by the Kurdish regional government in Erbil. A new UN special representative for […]

Nobel Winner Wants To Start Fund For Women Sexually Assaulted In Conflict

“Sexual violence as a weapon of war is not isolated to one conflict — it is a common tactic used around the world. Reparations are a step toward restoring dignity to survivors who often do not have any means to seek justice for the pain and suffering they have endured. A global fund is an […]

A Powerful Mechanism To Respond To The Atrocities Perpetrated In Iraq And Syria

The Act is intended to provide the ultimate response to the genocidal atrocities committed by Daesh in Syria and Iraq, “to provide emergency relief to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Iraq and Syria, to provide accountability for perpetrators of these crimes and for other purposes.” Indeed, through the Act, the […]

Lord Ahmad announces funding boost for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Murad Code, named after Yazidi Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad, will help bring justice to victims of sexual violence globally. We welcome UK support and call for other countries to join us. Read More: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-ahmad-announces-funding-boost-for-preventing-sexual-violence-in-conflict

ISIS May Be Gone, But Iraq’s Yazidis Are Still Suffering

SINJAR, Iraq—Iraq’s strategically located town of Sinjar, now empty of civilians and devoid of life, “lies buried beneath rubble. Although it was liberated from the Islamic State three years ago, the city remains in ruins—and has become rife with proxy militias vying for regional control. Situated about 20 miles from the Syrian border, the town […]