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  1. What happened in Iraq and Syria was that the world remained silent as ISIS expanded.
  2. Sometimes I feel that my message has not been clearly heard. But that is not my fault because I feel like too much is going on in terms of women being victims.
  3. I never thought, in my life, I’d be sold. It’s painful to say, as a human, ‘I was sold.’
  4. I want to learn English.
  5. Every day, I feel like it’s the day I was freed from Daesh. Every time I speak about my story, I feel like it’s the day I was liberated.
  6. I’ll see myself as a person of worth on the day when terrorists are brought to justice.
  7. There should be no place for terrorism and extremist ideas in post-ISIS Iraq. We must join forces in building our country; we must contribute together to achieve security, stability, and prosperity for the benefit of all Iraqis.
  8. It was my dream to have a beauty parlour in our village and to live near my family in Sinjar.
  9. I will go back to my life when women in captivity go back to their lives, when my community has a place, when I see people accountable for their crimes.
  10. I am afraid that Yazidis and Yazidism will vanish and will not be able to resist the extremists.
  11. Justice is the only way to achieve peace and co-existence among the various components of Iraq.
  12. We have to work together in order to prove that genocidal campaigns will fail and lead to accountability of the perpetrators and bring justice for survivors.
  13. My survival case comes with a purpose and obligation, which is why I have launched Nadia’s Initiative, an organisation dedicated to helping women and children who have been victimised… My initiative is trying to get support needed to get Sinjar rebuilt.
  14. We must not only imagine a better future for women, children, and persecuted minorities; we must work consistently to make it happen — prioritizing humanity, not war.
  15. There were 2 million civilians in Mosul and 2,000 kidnapped girls there. There were thousands of families in Mosul that could have helped other girls, but they didn’t. Women had to wear veils in Mosul. It would have been easy to smuggle Yazidi women out.
  16. The world has only one border. It is called humanity. The differences between us are small compared to our shared humanity. Put humans first.
  17. It is unacceptable for a woman to be rescued from captivity from ISIS to come and not have a place to live, to be put in refugee camps.
  18. I think there was a reason God helped me escape… and I don’t take my freedom for granted.
  19. All in all, 18 individuals from my family are missing, including my six brothers and my mother, my brothers’ wives, my nephews and nieces.
  20. What is the fate of my people in Kurdistan and Sinjar Mountain? What must be done so Yazidis can have their rights?

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