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This is another victim story but here, you learn the true meaning of courage and the fighter is a victim. Across the globe, innumberable cases of victims, majorly girls take place, some registered, mostly not. Nadia Murad, is a German-based Yazidi-Iraqi human rights activist who was kidnapped by the Islamic state and was held for three months.
This 25 year old made all the heads in the world bow down with shame, she was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people. She was 20 when she was apprehended from her village of Kocho and cajoled to watch her family members being driven away in trucks. In the massacare, Murad lost her mother and six brothers. Upon being taken to a slave market, Murad was chosen as a sex slave by the judge where the misery doubled and tripled. From being treated like a servant, she was beaten and assaulted everyday.
She wrote a book called "The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State" in which she depicts the brutality, the setback and her comeback. She was awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe in 2016. Later than year, she was also named the UN's first goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking.
From jihadists' slave to global champion for women, she campaigns relentlessly, narrates her story to the world to gain support for all Yazidi survivors and defend the rights of marginalized ethnic and religious minorities.