Nadia Murad received her bachelor's degree from American University in Washington

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Human rights activist and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Nadia Murad, has graduated from American University in Washington D.C.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology after completing a 4-year degree course alongside her advocacy and development work.

Nadia was the first person in her family to attend high school in her homeland of Sinjar, Iraq. However, her education was disrupted by the invasion of ISIS and the subsequent genocide of her Yazidi community.

After escaping captivity and sexual slavery in 2014, Nadia was determined to finish her education and today is the culmination of that dream.

Nadia Murad: "Today is incredibly emotional for me because the people who sent me to school - my mother and brothers are not here to see this. I started high school with a big group of friends in my village of Kocho. All of them were passionate about learning and education, but few of them survived the genocide. They don't get to have this moment. ISIS took so much that was dear to me, my family, my friends, and my homeland. I will never get that back. However, my education is something they could never take from me and I will use my degree to help my humanitarian work. Education provides hope and opportunity. I am living proof of that."

Nadia hopes that by gaining a degree, she can inspire other survivors and refugees to continue their education.

Nadia Murad: "The ability to learn is not confined to one country or one classroom. It crosses borders and boundaries. Those of us who have had the privilege of a good education should never stop using it to make the world a better place."





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Nadia Murad received her bachelor's degree from American University in Washington

2024/05/534-1715680140.jpg
Read: 565     12:00     14 Май 2024    

Human rights activist and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Nadia Murad, has graduated from American University in Washington D.C.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology after completing a 4-year degree course alongside her advocacy and development work.

Nadia was the first person in her family to attend high school in her homeland of Sinjar, Iraq. However, her education was disrupted by the invasion of ISIS and the subsequent genocide of her Yazidi community.

After escaping captivity and sexual slavery in 2014, Nadia was determined to finish her education and today is the culmination of that dream.

Nadia Murad: "Today is incredibly emotional for me because the people who sent me to school - my mother and brothers are not here to see this. I started high school with a big group of friends in my village of Kocho. All of them were passionate about learning and education, but few of them survived the genocide. They don't get to have this moment. ISIS took so much that was dear to me, my family, my friends, and my homeland. I will never get that back. However, my education is something they could never take from me and I will use my degree to help my humanitarian work. Education provides hope and opportunity. I am living proof of that."

Nadia hopes that by gaining a degree, she can inspire other survivors and refugees to continue their education.

Nadia Murad: "The ability to learn is not confined to one country or one classroom. It crosses borders and boundaries. Those of us who have had the privilege of a good education should never stop using it to make the world a better place."





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #nadiamurad