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“From the Front Lines: Human Rights, Sex Trafficking, & the Survival of the Yazidi People”

Conversation with Nadia Murad

Date: Time: 6:00 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Additional Info: LIED
Contact: EN Thompson Forum, (402) 472-3215, enthompson@unl.edu
Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Nadia’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar—to ethnically cleanse Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women, in particular, have suffered much, as they have been, and continue to be victims of sexual violence.

Much of Murad’s advocacy work is focused on meeting with global leaders to raise awareness about Daesh and its genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people. Nadia is the President and Chairman of Nadia’s Initiative which actively works to persuade governments and other organizations to support efforts to rebuild the Yazidi homeland financially.

Pre-talk at 5:30 PM, lecture begins at 6 PM. Free event. Reserve your ticket at enthompson.unl.edu or at the Lied Center ticket office—402-472-4747

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