Nadia Murad Basee Taha
A Yazidi survivor of Genocide/human trafficking. UNODC Goodwill Ambassador. Nobel Peace Laureate (2018)
Nadia Murad Basee Taha (born 1993 in Kojo, Sinjar, Iraq) is a Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist who lives in Germany.In 2014 she was kidnapped from her hometown Kojo 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 the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.
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 rebuild their lives and communities”