Seeking Peace
Seeking Peace
Oct 14, 2020
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad on Taking ISIS to Court
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2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad was 21 years old when ISIS militants carried out a genocide against her Yazidi community in Northern Iraq. During the genocide, ISIS killed her mother and six of her siblings and forced her into sexual slavery. Nadia managed to escape and soon after began speaking out.

 Today, Nadia is working with Amal Clooney to bring ISIS to justice. Her organization, Nadia’s Initiative, is rebuilding what ISIS destroyed in Iraq.  

 “Once they said ISIS was defeated….the world leaves us behind and my community continues to suffer to this day. They still need help.”

 This is Nadia’s story.  

Follow @nadiainitiative so Nadia knows the Yazidis are not forgotten.

This episode was produced by Martine Chaussard.

Season two of Seeking Peace is produced by Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adonde Media, in collaboration with UN Women and Our Secure Future. Find all of our episodes and transcripts at

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