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Yazidi Survivors win EU Human Rights Prize

Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were announced as this year’s Sakharov Prize laureates during this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg. The annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention […]

Nadia Murad named UNODC Goodwill Ambassador

Human trafficking survivor Nadia Murad named UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad Basee Taha – who survived trafficking at the hands of the Islamic State group (IS, ISIL, ISIS, Da’esh) – was formally appointed UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking […]