In the intimate record of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her traumatic and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and brought up in Kocho, a small village of shepherds and farmers in northern Iraq.
A member of the Yazidi community, she and her sisters and brothers lived a settle down life. Nadia had thoughts of becoming a teacher of history or opening her beauty salon.
The struggle of Nadia Murad
On 15th August 2014, when Nadia Murad was just a 21years old, her life was over. Islamic State rebellious slaughter the people of her community. They put people to death who refused to convert to Islam and very old women to become sex slaves. Six brothers of Nadia and her mother become the victim of murder soon after, their bodies swept into throng graves.
Later on, Nadia Murad was forcefully taken to Mosul and strained. Also, she was among hundreds of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave and sex traffic.
Later, The numerous militants put Nadia Murad in imprisonment. And become a victim of abuse and rape. Finally, she copes up for a tapered escape through the lanes of Mosul, finding refuge in the house of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son periled his life to smuggle her too securely.
Present Life of Nadia
Today, the story of Nadia Murad, as an eyewitness to the brutality Islamic State, a refugee, a survivor of rape, a Yazidi is so inspiring. Her braveness has forced the globe to pay attention to an enduring genocide. It is a label to action, a testimony to the human will to survive, and a love note to a lost nation, a brittle community, and a family unit torn apart by conflict.
The Noble Prize Was Conferr To Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad and Gynecologist Denis Mukwege Jointly
Two influential leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in conflict have won the Nobel Prize for peace this year, a selection that will encourage campaigners fighting for better recognition of a grave but the stretched-neglected issue, and may also pass hope to sufferers globally that their suffering has after a long wait been recognized.
The committee, the Norwegian Nobel announced the news. They said that Gynecologist Denis Mukwege, a doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nadia Murad, a 25-year-old activist of Yazidi community would receive the Noble Prize “for their hard work to stop the use of sexual violence as a mace of war and armed clashes.”
Denis Mukwege, a 63-year-old doctor, has spent several years caring for sufferers of sexual assault in his native soil. Nadia Murad has used her personal story of rape and enslavement by Islamic State to publish human rights exploitations.
Statements with Nadia shares her views:
Nadia Murad said: “I share this honor with all the members of Yazidis community, with all the Kurds, Iraqis and all the minorities and all victims of sexual violence around the globe.”
Nadia also tweeted “I know I experienced the abuse and trauma, but Dr. Denis Mukwege has lived with this for several years, treating women of sexual violence. Dr. Mukwege well deserved this award and recognition. Proud to be the co-winner of Dr. Mukwege!”
I know I personally experienced the trauma and abuse, but Dr. Mukwege has lived with this for many years, treating women of sexual violence almost on daily bases. My dear friend Dr. Mukwege well deserved this recognition. Proud to be your co-winner! We will continue the fight. pic.twitter.com/PhKwOWueEq
— Nadia Murad (@NadiaMuradBasee) October 7, 2018
“As a victim and survivor, I am obliged for this prospect to draw worldwide attention to the difficulty of the people of Yazidi who have suffered unbelievable crimes since the genocide by ISIS Daesh.”
On Friday, the Nobel committee said that both had “put their private security at risk by courageously fighting conflict crimes and securing justice for sufferers.”
Denis Mukwege was doing surgery when he heard he had won the noble peace prize. He knows he had won because he heard patients and colleagues weeping. “I can see in the faces of many ladies how they are pleased to be recognized,” he said.
A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General also shared their post of honor on the twitter page.
By honoring @NadiaMuradBasee & @DenisMukwege, the #NobelPrize also recognizes countless victims around the world that have been stigmatized, hidden and forgotten. This is their award too – @antonioguterres full remarks: https://t.co/0qDrKlFArf pic.twitter.com/yPQIHoR0YB
— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) October 5, 2018