Nadia Murad Biography
Nadia Murad full name Nadia Murad Basee Taha, is a Yazidi human rights activist.
Nadia attended secondary school and hoped to become a history teacher or make-up artist.
She was among the thousands of Yazidi women who were abducted and enslaved by the Islamic State (ISIS). She was repeatedly raped and spent approximately one month in captivity as a sexual slave. She eventually managed to escape and made it to a refugee camp and then to Germany.
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.
In 2016, Nadia was named the UN’s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
Nadia Murad was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on October 5, 2018 jointly with a Congolese gynecologist, Denis Mukwege, for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Nadia is also the recipient of Havel Human rights prize.
Nadia Murad Age
She was born in 1993 in Kojo, 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 Murad Husband
Murad became engaged to fellow Yazidi human rights activist, Abid Shamdeen, in the August of 2018.
Nadia Murad Family
Murad lost of six of her nine brothers who were slaughtered by ISIS in the Kocho massacre. She also lost her mother.
Nadia Murad Religion
Her family is of the Yazidi ethno-religious minority. The Yazidi religion which she practices is indigenous to northern Iraq and is also found in parts of Syria and Turkey. The religion preserves pre-Islamic and pre-Zoroastrian traditions.
Nadia Murad Book
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.
Nadia Murad Nobel Peace Prize
Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege were jointly on October 5, 2018 awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. #NobelPrize #NobelPeacePrize pic.twitter.com/LaICSbQXWM
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 5, 2018