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Nadia Murad
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Nadia Murad (2018)
Born
Nadia Murad Basee Taha

1993 (age 27–28)
CitizenshipIraqi/Kurdistani
OccupationHuman rights activist
Years active2014–present
AwardsSakharov Prize (2016)
Nobel Peace Prize (2018)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Nadia Murad Basee (Arabic: نادية مراد; born 1993) is a German-based Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist. She was kidnapped and held by the Islamic State for three months.[1]

In 2018, she and Denis Mukwege were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to end use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."[2] She is the first Iraqi to win the Nobel Prize.[3]

Murad is the founder of Nadia's Initiative, an organization who work to "helping women and children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities, and human trafficking to heal and re-build their lives and communities".[4]

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