ABOUT NADIA MURAD, Iraq, victim and activist
Nadia Murad Basee (born March 10,
1993) is a Yazidi human rights activist. Since September 16, 2016, she
is the first United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of the
Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings. Murad Basee was abused as a sex
slave by Islamic State (IS) and after her flight to Europe became a
spokeswoman for the victims of the systematic use of sexual violence by
IS against women. She drew attention to the fate of the Yazidis in Iraq,
a religious minority that is the victim of the genocide of the Yazidis
by IS terrorists. On 3 August 2014, all men were killed by IS in Kocho
near Sinjar and all young women were resold and exploited several times.
Murad Basee lost six brothers that way. Her mother was also murdered,
along with 80 older women who had no sexual value for IS. In November
2014, Murad Basee was able to escape from IS territory to a refugee camp
in northern Iraq and then to Germany. On December 16, 2015, she gave a
haunting testimony at the United Nations Security Council's first-ever
hearing on human trafficking.
On January 5, 2016, Murad Basee was nominated by the Iraqi government as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian MP Audun Lysbakken supported the nomination, counting her as one of the contenders.
On October 10, 2016, she received the Vaclav Havel Prize for Human Rights from the Council of Europe. She was awarded the European Union Sakharov Prize in 2016 together with Lamiya Aji Bashar. Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz justified the choice on the basis that <show us that their struggle has not been in vain and that we are ready to help them in their struggle against the hardship and brutality perpetrated by this so-called Islamic State where many people are exposed to>. In 2018 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, together with the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege. They were recognized for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.>>
translation from Dutch to English: Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist
also an interview with her taken on 11 Noveber 2022
<<Nobel laureate Nadia Murad: 'Sexual violence does not go away when war is over'
Speech of Dr. Denis Mukwege about
sexual violence in Congo | European Parlaiment
The Mukwege Foundation
When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
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