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Iraq: Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad welcomed home by president01:41

Iraq: Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad welcomed home by president

Iraq, Baghdad
December 12, 2018 at 15:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Nadia Murad met with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Baghdad on Wednesday, after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence.

Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was one of thousands of women and girls who became sex slaves in the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

She eventually escaped and sought refuge in Germany, where she began her work as an activist on behalf of those affected by sexual violence in wartime.

After meeting with the president, Murad spoke at a ceremony in front of dozens of senior Iraqi officials.

Iraq: Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad welcomed home by president01:41
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Nadia Murad met with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Baghdad on Wednesday, after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence.

Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was one of thousands of women and girls who became sex slaves in the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

She eventually escaped and sought refuge in Germany, where she began her work as an activist on behalf of those affected by sexual violence in wartime.

After meeting with the president, Murad spoke at a ceremony in front of dozens of senior Iraqi officials.