My Story

Nadia Murad Basee Taha is a courageous Yazidi woman who survived the massacre of her family and sexual enslavement by IS jihadists. On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Nadia spoke to the UN Security Council about the genocidal attack against the


Yazidi Genocide

Yazidi Genocide The Yazidi ethnic group is one the oldest in Mesopotamia, with a current population of around 600,000 in Iraq of which 400,000 inhabited the district of Sinjar and 200,000 lived elsewhere in Nineveh and Dohuk Province prior to


Yazidi Girls

A plea for help: 5,000 Yazidi women, children and men in sexual slavery and ISIL captivity still need rescue.  We, the Yazidi community in Iraq and abroad, implore you to act immediately to free Yazidi hostages and grant the Yazidi

Nadia Murad ISC

Posted by Yazda on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

I sat down with Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a Yazidi trafficking survivor. This incredibly courageous young woman has witnessed, lived through, and survived ISIL's brutal sexual enslavement in Iraq

Senator Richard Blumenthal

One of the bravest women I know @NadiaMuradBasee, held/raped by ISIS, now in U.S. to testify on horrors she endured

Rukmini Callimachi

In awe of bravery of Yezidi Nadia—who spoke in UNSC of watching ISIL execute 6 of her brothers & then being enslaved

Samantha Power

It was an honor to be behind a brave #Yazidi girl at #UNSC today. Nadia is a true symbol of tragedy and strength.

Murad Ismael