Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 23-year-old member of the ethnic Kurdish minority, the Yazidis, has just be appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador, becoming the spokeswoman of Human Trafficking victims, especially women and girls’ refugees.
This young Yazidi activist survived captivity by ISIS in Iraq. Living in the village of Kodjo, near Sinjar in the North of Iraq, she was kidnapped and brought to Mossoul. In this city, controlled by ISIS, she was abused and sold as a sexual slave.
After escaping, she committed to help the victims of Human Trafficking and her recent nomination will strengthen her impact in the recognition of the Yazidi genocide.
The African Women's Forum is more than ever supporting Ms. Murad’s cause. Women are a key part of the terror strategy as victims or active actors of this violent extremism. Our societies must mobilize in order to fight against Women’s radicalization and realize that they are an essential asset of Global Security to counter terrorism.
All these topics will be at the top of the agenda of the Special meeting of the African Women's Forum, to take place on October 19 at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium).