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 […]

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Demand Global Action on Mass Rape

“Thank you very much for this honor,” said Ms. Murad, 25, a Yazidi woman who was forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State, “but the fact remains that the only prize in the world that can restore our dignity is justice and the prosecution of criminals.” Read more in The New York Times.

President Macron announces his support for Nadia’s Initiative’s Sinjar Action Fund at The Paris Peace Forum

Published on 13 Novembre 2018 via http://www.elysee.fr/communiques-de-presse/article/communique-contribution-de-la-france-au-fonds-lance-par-nadia-murad “On the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum, the President of the Republic sponsored the launch by Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 2018, of a fund for the reconstruction of the Iraqi Sinjar region, particularly marked by the Daesh abuses. France will mobilize two million euros to supplement […]

Press release – France’s contribution to the fund launched by Nadia Murad

Published on 13 Novembre 2018 via http://www.elysee.fr/communiques-de-presse/article/communique-contribution-de-la-france-au-fonds-lance-par-nadia-murad “On the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum, the President of the Republic sponsored the launch by Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 2018, of a fund for the reconstruction of the Iraqi Sinjar region, particularly marked by the Daesh abuses. France will mobilize two million euros to supplement […]

President Macron agrees to expand his support for the Yazidi homeland of Sinjar

“The President of the Republic today received Nadia Murad, whom he had invited to Paris after obtaining, jointly with Denis Mukwege, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. He paid tribute to Nadia Murad’s fight for women victims of sexual violence and against ethnic and religious violence. He reiterated France’s commitment to impunity for crimes committed in […]

Nobel Peace winner Murad urges global fight against genocide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize called Monday for a global fight against genocide and sexual violence, pledging to be a voice for victims around the world. Iraqi Nadia Murad said in her first news conference since accepting the award that she feels obligated to use her voice to defend […]

Help is on the way, at last, for religious minorities in Iraq.

The United States will soon begin its first directly funded rebuilding projects for Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities devastated by Islamic State militants, a U.S. official said Thursday. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/help-is-on-the-way-at-last-for-religious-minorities-in-iraq/2018/07/26/e6d58265-76f5-4d26-abcc-a76ce7e1aeca_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cc0aa6ce4010