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Nadia's Initiative

Washington, DC | https://nadiasinitiative.org
Joined in January 2019

About Us

Founded in September of 2016, Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis, advocating for victims of sexual violence, working for a world free from genocide and sexual violence.

Nadia’s Initiative challenges world leaders to act – to make “never again” a reality, not an empty promise. Words without action inflict the same harm and suffering as the perpetrators of mass atrocities and sexual violence.

Our flagship program is the Sinjar Action Fund. Nadia’s Initiative established the Sinjar Action Fund (SAF) to advance reconstruction efforts. Nadia’s Initiative is uniquely positioned to facilitate the redevelopment of the Sinjar due to its extensive knowledge and understanding of the political, cultural and economic complexities of the region. Nadia’s Initiative brings a comprehensive peace building approach to the process of rebuilding and recognizes that reconstruction efforts must be developed locally – local solutions to local problems.  Nadia Murad seeded the fund by donating 100% of her prize money from the Nobel Peace Prize. Unfortunately, this is not enough. Without further commitments from the global community, the Yazidi population will cease to exist.

Nadia's Story: Nadia Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted when ISIS attacked her village in Sinjar with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Nadia escaped to tell her story and called on world leaders to act. She is the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence.

Founded in September of 2016, Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis, advocating for victims of sexual violence, working for a world free from genocide and sexual violence.

Nadia’s Initiative challenges world…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Sexual Abuse & Human Trafficking
  • Women

Location & Contact

Current listings by Nadia's Initiative

JobsLocationDate Posted
Director of Policy and CommunicationsWashington, DCMarch 15, 2021
Personal Assistant to the PresidentWashington, DCMarch 15, 2021

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