“ Let hope unite us. Let humanity unite us. For hope and humanity is what the world can collectively give children – peace and prosperity is what future generations deserve. We must support efforts to focus on humanity, and overcome political and cultural divisions - prioritizing humanity, not war. "

Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Nadia’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar -- with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis, have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women in particular have suffered greatly, as they have been, and continue to be victims of sexual violence. 

Much of Murad’s advocacy work is focused on meeting with global leaders to raise awareness about Daesh and its genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people.  Nadia’s Initiative actively works to persuade governments and other organizations to financially support efforts to rebuild the Yazidi homeland.

As Founder & President of Nadia’s Initiative, Murad is dedicated to advocating for women, children, persecuted minorities and victims of sexual violence.