E.N. Thompson Forum Presents: Nadia Murad

E.N. Thompson Forum Presents: Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a global advocate for survivors of sexual violence and genocide. Nadia’s life was brutally interrupted in 2014 when ISIS attacked her homeland in Sinjar to ethnically cleanse Iraq of all minority groups, including the Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis, have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women, in particular, have suffered much, as they have been, and continue to be victims of sexual violence.

Much of Murad’s advocacy work is focused on meeting with global leaders to raise awareness about Daeesh and its genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people. Nadia is the President and Chairman of Nadia’s Initiative which actively works to persuade governments and other organizations to support efforts to rebuild the Yazidi homeland financially. Nadia will be speaking at the E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues on “From the Front Lines: Human Rights, Sex Trafficking, and the Survival of the Yazidi People” on September 17th at 6:00 p.m. Her talk will be translated by Yazidi activist, co-founder of Nadia’s Initiative, and UNL alum Abid Shamdeen.

Click here to read more about Nadia. 

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