ISIS survivor Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize


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ISIS survivor Yazidi woman Nadia Murad  has been awarded the Nobel peace prize  for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict, Economic Times reported.

Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others. Murad is one of an estimated 3,000 Yazidi girls and women who were victims of rape and other abuses by the IS army. The abuses were systematic and part of a military strategy. They served as a weapon in the fight against Yazidis and other religious minorities\

This year the field of possibilities facing the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee was pretty wide, with 331 individuals and organisations proposed for the prestigious prize.

The Foundation while announcing the winner in a tweet, lauded her efforts for controlling violence through sexual assault.

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