Nadia Murad Says No in Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance


Washington, DC, December 13, 2018 — On December 10, Nadia Murad received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo for her “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” In 2016, Murad received the Oxi Courage Award. Her remarks earlier this week echoed her moving speech from the Oxi Courage Awards where she defiantly said “Oxi!” to ISIS.

In her Nobel Lecture, the spirit of Greece’s defiant “Oxi!” was clear:

“Let us all unite to fight injustice and oppression; let us raise our voices together and say: No to violence, yes to peace, no to slavery, yes to freedom, no to racial discrimination, yes to equality and to human rights for all. No to exploiting women and children, yes to providing a decent and independent life to them, no to impunity for criminals, yes to holding criminals accountable and to achieving justice.”

To listen to her full Nobel Peace Prize acceptance remarks, please click here

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