“I now know that I was born in the heart of the crimes committed against me. I was home living w/my family. I didn’t go somewhere where there was a war. Our neighbors turned on us.” NadiaMuradBasee, Yazidi survivor of ISIL & UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador said in […]
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President Marcon received today at the Elysee Palace in Paris with Nadia’s Initiative’s Nadia Murad, Abid Shamdeen, Kerry Propper, Elziabeth Schaeffer Brown and Grégoire Théry, Nadia briefed the president on a number of issues, including; her personal story and struggle of thousands of women who fell into ISIS captivity in 2014, the situation of Yazidis […]
In “The Last Girl,” Nadia Murad tells the story of her captivity along with other members of her Yazidi village of Kocho. It is an intimate account of what she calls “a slow, painful death — of the body and the soul.” As an insider, she is able to present a full portrait of her […]
Today the United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution put forward by the UK that will create an investigation into the war crimes committed by the Islamic State group against the Yazidi people. Watch on BBC.
The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by ISIL fighters receive care, protection, and justice and that children born as a result of such violence do not face a life of discrimination and abuse, a UN report published today says. […]
Amal Clooney is one giant step closer to achieving her longtime goal of holding ISIS accountable for its war crimes. Read more on People.
Britain, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad, a woman from the Yazidi religious minority who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters in Mosul, have been pushing Iraq to allow a U.N. inquiry. Read more on Reuters.
Today, 3 August 2017, marks the third anniversary of the genocide against the Yazidi. In the summer of 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS) launched a systematic campaign of mass atrocities against civilians in northern Iraq. By 3 August that campaign reached Sinjar City and many other towns and villages in the region […]
“We must stand with every child who is uprooted by war, violence and poverty and climate change.” Read more at Global Citizen.