UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking
Re. Kurdish Women Salute and Celebrate Your Achievements
First and foremost, we, the undersigned would like to whole-heartedly congratulate you for the well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize recognition. We also wish to congratulatethe Nobel Prize Committee, for such a wise and timely decision on their part.We are delighted that you should share this award with an extraordinary fellow laureate like Dr. Denis Mukwegefor his and your tireless efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war.
We salute your courage in telling your own story of suffering and survival, which represents the stories of not only Kurdish Yezidis, but millions of women around the world. You did not only stand against and expose the war crimesof ISIS and the wide-spread phenomenon of women’s sexual attacks, but you have worked hard to put this in the spotlight on an international level, which has never been done before.
Despite all the bitterness, loss, and agony you suffered at the hands Islamic State, which is beyond imagination, you have remained tall and dignified. You are a symbol and a beacon of hope for countless women around the world in an age where rape, trafficking, violence, and death are an everyday occurrence.
Your exceptional actions will restore the hope to scores of women that their perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions and that governments to act to take these issues on board. You have inspired other women to speak up against such war crimes. You are a role model and a warrior for freedom and human dignity.
Once again we salute and congratulate you. Your ongoing struggle is honorable and we stand proud and in awe of your courage.
Our sincere and sisterly regards to you,
a group of Kurdish women from around the world
Oct 11, 2018
Soraya Falah: Researcher California States University Northridge,USA
Houzan Mahmoud: Cofounder of Culture Project-UK
Shikofeh Ghobadi: Sweden
Poshya Kakil: Artist & Architect-USA
Bayan Salman: Writer and novelist-France
Nessar Yousif Hussein: Phd in Law-France
Narmin Osman Hassan: Member of the leadership of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Adalat Omar: Writer & researcher of Genocide-South Kurdistan
Susan Shahab Nuri: Former member of Kurdistan parliament
Lanja Xawe-Southern Kurdistan
Dashni Murad: Singer-Kurdistan
Chinar Binavi: KHRW,CA
Rukin Isik: Doctoral candidate in Gender Studies-USA
Berin Altin: Sociology Ph.d Student-University of Nottingham
Golala Arya: Chemistry Professor Fairfax Virginia USA
Sara Mohammed: Never forget Pella & Fadima Organisation-Sweden
Simin Chaichi,Writer and Poet, Iran
Kaziwa Salih, Ph.d candidate-Canada
Shahla Yar: Norway
Dr. Nazand Bagikhani: Senior International Senior Research Fellow-University of Bristol
Koral Noori: Journalist-Kurdistan
Lanja Abdulla: Southern Kurdistan
Lazo Azad: United Kingdom
Renas Babakir: Kurdistan
Hana Qader: Counselor-Canada
Kazhal Ali: Writer and poet-Switzerland
Nicola Ashraf Shali: Lecturer-Univeristy of Sulaymania-Kurdistan
Shene Awaz: Student-South Kurdistan
Shawnm Yahia: Socilogist-Kurdistan
Bayan Hamasaed: Teacher-Kurdistan
Bayan Ahmed Saeed: Artist and poet-Kurdistan
Basma Mohammed Mustafa: Commissioner at the High commission of human rights in Iraq.
Trifa Amin: Manager-Kurdish/German Centre in Nuremberg & KNK member-Germany
Shara Taher: Writer and Social Psychologist-Sweden
Avan Anwar: Artist-Australia
Avan Omar: Artist-The Netherlands
Kurda Khalaf Saeed: University Nurse and health supervisor in Kirkuk Governorate-South Kurdistan
Shahen Sabir: Writer and Journalist-South Kurdistan