Nadia Murad, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Nadia Murad Basee (born 1993) is a German-based Yazidis-Iraqi human rights activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize along with Denis Mukwege “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.. She was kidnapped and held by the Islamic State for three months. In 2018, she and Denis Mukwege were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to end use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” She is the first Iraqi to win the Nobel Prize.

Murad is the founder of Nadia’s Initiative, an organization dedicated to “helping women and children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities, and human trafficking to heal and re-build their lives and communities”