When ISIS rose to power in Iraq in 2014, Nadia was kidnapped from her hometown of Kocho in Shingal where hundreds of men — Ezidis like herself — were brutally murdered. Many of her male relatives were also killed. She was one of the thousands of young Ezidi girls and women to be subjected to forced marriage and sexual slavery. She managed to escape ISIS captivity after three months and was granted asylum in Germany where she now resides.
Nadia has become the first Iraqi and Ezidi to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Nadia is the founder of Nadia’s Initiative, an organization dedicated to “helping women and children victimized by genocide, mass atrocities and human trafficking to heal and rebuild their lives and communities.”
یهکێک بوو له ههزارهها کچان و ئافرهتانی یهزیدی که دووچاری دهست درێژی سێکس بوونهوهتهوه و توانی له دوای سێ مانگ له دهستیان ڕزگاری بێت، وه ئێستا مافی پەنابەری پێدراوه له ولاتی ئهڵمانیا و نیشتهجێه له ئهڵمانیا،نادیه یهکهمین ئێزیدی عیراقییه که خهڵاتی نۆبل ی وهرگرتبێ بۆ ئاشتی له ساڵی ۲۰۱۸ بۆ کارهکانی له پێناو نههێشتنی توند و تیژی سێکسی وهک چهکی شهڕ