The life of Nadia Murad, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, changed forever when Islamic State militants overran her village in Iraq four years ago, intent on murder, kidnap and rape.
She had dreamed of being a teacher or working in a beauty salon.
Instead, she was rounded up, taken captive and passed among militants as a sex slave. Her six brothers and her mother were killed.
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“It was genocide, pure and simple,” she later recounted in a speech to the United Nations. “I was not alone, and perhaps I was a lucky one.”
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