Nadia Murad Basee Taha (Sorani Kurdish: نادیە موراد باسی تەھا‎; Arabic: نادية مراد باسي طه‎; born 1993) is a German-based Yazidi-Iraqi human rights activist.

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The Guardian

I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have

Nadia Murad was abducted with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their home village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq, was attacked by Isis. Captured alongside her sisters, she lost six brothers and her mother. She was awarded the 2018 Nobel peace ...

- The Guardian

Washington Post

Murad's story is one of unbelievable bravery and survival. It's also one of ...

The life of Nadia Murad, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, changed forever when Islamic State militants overran her village four years ago, intent on murder, kidnap and rape. She had dreamed of being a teacher or working in a beauty salon. Instead ...

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Voice of America

Yazidi Community Reacts to Nadia Murad's Nobel Prize

The Yazidi community in Iraq and around the world expressed joy and hope after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2018 Peace Prize to Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist and survivor of sexual slavery by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Murad will be ...

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New York Times

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Yazidi Activist and Congolese Doctor

The award went to Nadia Murad, 25, who became the voice and face of women who survived sexual violence by the Islamic State, and to Dr. Denis Mukwege, 63, who has treated thousands of women in a country once called the rape capital of the world.

- New York Times


Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad Taught Me the True Meaning of Courage

The audience sat in silence. Nadia Murad had just wrapped up a speaking event at the Carr Centre at Harvard University. The room had been full, as it usually was when Nadia spoke to an audience. “I can take more questions,” she said. But none came.



Once Enslaved By ISIS, Nadia Murad Is Co-Recipient Of Nobel Peace Prize

In 2014, Nadia Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq, was taken captive by ISIS members and sexually enslaved for three months before escaping. In 2016, at the age of 23, she was named the U.N.'s first Goodwill Ambassador for the ...



Nadia Murad, from ISIS sex slave to global human rights campaigner

(CNN) Nadia Murad, joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS in Iraq. She has used her traumatic experience -- kidnapped, enslaved and raped by ISIS fighters in ...