“Growing up in northwestern Iraq, Hadi Pir often went to Mt. Sinjar for solace. As a Yazidi, a member of an ancient religious minority, he believed that the narrow mountain was sacred, central to the Yazidi creation myth. Aside from the mountain, the region where the country’s six hundred thousand Yazidis live, also called Sinjar, […]
“When you listen to Nadia Murad’s story you realize the importance of the rule of law and due process, which must be sustained.” – Hillary Clinton Read more on the Georgetown University Website.
Despite recent gains against ISIS in Iraq, many Yazidis still remain in captivity. As a story that hasn’t yet ended, “The Last Girl” is difficult to process. It is a call to action, but as it places Murad’s tragedy in the larger narrative of Iraqi history and American intervention, it leaves the reader with urgent, […]
Sundance Film Festival announces screening times for ON HER SHOULDERS, co-produced by Uncommon Union’s co-founder. Read more in Sundance Institute.
Dank der schnellen und entschlossenen Hilfe des Landes Baden-Württemberg konnten 1100 Frauen und Kinder aus dem Nordirak nach Deutschland kommen, um dringend nötige medizinische und psychologische Hilfe zu erhalten. Ich war eine von Ihnen. Daher war es mir eine besondere Ehre, am Montag Herrn Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann und Herrn Staatsminister Klaus-Peter Murawski mein Buch zu […]
Nadia’s Initiative team members Nadia Murad, Abid Shamdeen and Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown meet with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP and MP Robert Jenrick. They discussed with Secretary Rudd and her team security and reconstruction in the Yazidi areas.
“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 […]