I wanted to share an incredible story of hope that has come out of the Islamic State atrocities committed against women in Iraq – the horror of which I covered in Escape from ISIS.
Despite everything she suffered, Nadia has been tireless in her efforts to raise awareness of the plight of young women held in sexual slavery by ISIS, thousands of whom still remain in captivity – in the video above, you can see her testify before the UN Security Council, and she has met Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world. The impact of her story is overwhelming. She has been accompanied and supported by Khaleel’s wife, Amena.
I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of the prize.