Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad Vows to Speak for Victims
Washington: The Iraqi Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, has said that she feels a responsibility to speak up for others who have suffered as she did while being a sex slave for the Islamic State terror group. “I’m committed to being the voice of those who have no voice,” she said in a speech at the National Press Club here on Monday, during her first public appearance since the announcement by the Nobel committee on October 5.
Murad said that receiving the prize is an honor and will help her cause, which includes reporting the genocide of the Yazidi community and sexual violence in armed conflicts, as well as restoring the lives of victims of these tragedies. “It is an honor to share it with the Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds and other persecuted minorities and all victims in every corner of the world, particularly those who have suffered sexual violence,” the 25-year-old activist said. She called on the international community to work with her, Efe news reported. (IANS)