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Nadia Murad is a 24-year-old Yazidi woman who advocates on behalf of her
community and survivors of genocide. She was among the thousands of
Yazidi women who were abducted and enslaved by the self-proclaimed
Islamic State (ISIS). She was repeatedly raped and spent approximately
one month in captivity. This includes an initial period when Nadia=E2=80=99s
village was under siege by ISIS; a second period when she was held as a
sexual slave at different ISIS sites; and a final short period in which
Nadia was in hiding in a family home in the ISIS-controlled territory
until she was able to escape. Nadia suffered the loss of six of her nine
brothers who were slaughtered by ISIS in the Kocho massacre. Thousands
of Yazidi men and older Yazidi women were murdered including Nadia's mother.
Nadia practices the Yazidi religion, which is indigenous to northern
Iraq and also found in parts of Syria and Turkey. This ancient faith
preserves pre-Islamic and pre-Zoroastrian traditions. Not recognized as
=E2=80=9Cpeople of the book=E2=80=9D by Islamic Law, the Yazidis have repea=
genocidal campaigns and discrimination over many centuries. Brutal
treatment drove them into their mountainous homelands where they
persevered in relative isolation. In recent times, political pressures
have almost eliminated the Yazidi presence in Turkey.
The ISIS genocide that began on August 3, 2014, now threatens the future
of the Yazidi people in Iraq. Nadia grew up in the Iraqi village of
Kocho, a quiet agricultural area that had good relations with its
neighbors, both Christian and Muslim (Arab, Kurdish, and Turkmen). Nadia
attended secondary school and hoped to become a history teacher or
make-up artist. Her peaceful life was savagely interrupted when ISIS
attacked her homeland in Sinjar with in the intention of ethnically
cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis.
Nadia is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, the recipient of the
Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, the Sakharov Prize, and the UN's first
Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
She also received the Clinton Global Citizen Award and the Peace Prize
from the United Nations Association of Spain. She has published a New
York Times Bestselling memoir titled The Last Girl in multiple languages
in order to share her story and advocate for other survivors, including
those still in captivity.
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