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.
Nadia Murad’s efforts to raise awareness of the genocidal tactics employed by ISIS against the Yazidi community have brought her international notoriety, and last week, she became the second youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Nadia Murad, the Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS' after they sexually abused her and murdered her family, won the Nobel Peace Prize among 331 candidates from around the world. Since her escape, Murad has raised awareness on ISIS' violence towards women and minorities.
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'.