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

Published on 13 Novembre 2018 via “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.

2018 Report on the Status of Sinjar

Nadia’s Initiative, an organization founded by U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad has just completed a detailed assessment of the Yazidi homeland of Sinjar in Northern Iraq. The report offers the most comprehensive analysis of the region despite the global recognition of the ISIS’s genocidal program in Sinjar. The situation in Sinjar is dire. The few […]

New York Times: Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help.

“Over the past three years, the world has come out in support of the Yazidis. But now we need to move away from the personal stories of survivors and take practical steps, steps toward prosecuting the Islamic State militants responsible for these crimes and toward reconstructing Yazidi areas in Iraq so that displaced Yazidis can […]

Meeting with UAE officials in Brussels.

Grateful to meet with Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh and Ambassador Mohamed Issa Abushahab in Brussels to discuss UAE support for reconstruction and security in the Yazidi homeland of Sinjar Iraq.   @UAEEmbassyBXL