Nadia Murad, an inspiring feminist and a global champion who has shown a tremendous courage to speak against ISIS is an encouragement for every girl and woman of this planet. The Nobel Prize winner’s efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in the war are the most unparalleled contributions a person has ever made.
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Nadia has been a former ISIS sex slave and it has been quite a journey for her to free herself from the terrorists and fight for women’s rights.
According to a report, Nadia has pledged to donate the entire prize money of $500,000 to the victims of sex crimes. A Yazidi survivor of genocide/human trafficking, Nadia is the United Nations’s first goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking and the author of The Last Girl. In November 2014, after she escaped, she became an activist for the Yazidi people.
Her dream is to help put an end to human trafficking and she has been calling governments to take tough steps against rape as a weapon of war.
Nadia belongs to the Yazidi community. ISIS bandits captured her sisters along with her mother and six brothers, who are no longer alive.
Despite being repeatedly raped and subjected to other terrifying abuse, Nadia survived to tell the world about the horrors inflicted on her people by a group of murderers who wanted to establish an Islamic caliphate.
‘My story, told honestly and matter-of-factly, is the best weapon I have against terrorism, and I plan on using it until those terrorists are put on trial. There is still so much that needs to be done.’, she says.