NADIA MURAD. THE LAST GIRL

THE LAST GIRL

Nadia Murad

Born in 1993, in Kocho, northern Iraq, Nadia Murad is the 17th woman and first Iraqi to receive the Nobel Peace Prize which she co-won in 2018. This was in recognition of her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Murad was one of the girls from a minority Yazidi community in Iraq, who were kidnapped by Islamic State extremists in 2014. Murad managed to escape to Iraqi Kurdistan, where in a refugee camp she learned that her mother and six of her brothers had been killed. Later, as a refugee in Germany, she was treated, and gathered enough courage to condemn and combat the brutality of war where women are subjugated to the most vile experiences.