Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad speaks with National Geographic

Nadia Murad, one of two winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, was recognized for her globe-spanning campaign to end sexual violence as a weapon of war. A slender, frail young woman with gentle manners, Murad nevertheless became a forceful advocate for change, speaking to the United Nations and to governing bodies around the world.

In September 2017, as part of the Global Positive Forum, an international debate organized to enhance the positive initiatives that could make tomorrow a better place, she talked with National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg, discussing her life under ISIS, the way she escaped, and her life afterwards. Now a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, she shared her desire of going back to live in Iraq one day, and her dream to become a make-up artist.


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