The Iraqi Government aided by the UN has exhumed a mass grave in the village of Kojo (Kocho), located in the Sinjar district in Iraq. The village was the site of a genocide carried out by ISIS against the country's Yazidi community.
Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureat Nadia Murad speaks during the opening ceremony of the Investing in the Future conference held in Emirati city of Sharjah on October 24, 2018
The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad has raised expectations and hopes for Iraqi minorities, and Yazidis in particular, to prevent suppression against them and to win their rights.
Yazidi pilgrims' joy is doubled during seven-day festival known as Jemayyiat as one of their own is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. The Yazidis say that the Nobel Prize that went to ISIS Survivor, Nadia Murad, is a 'victory for all victims'.