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HASAN Nagham Nawzat

Women's rights


An Iraqi doctor of gynaecology, Nagham Hasan has been involved for two decades in the rights of women and religious minorities, particularly the Yezidi community. In 2014, after the Islamic State attacked the Sinjar region, she became involved with displaced people to provide medical assistance. Shortly afterwards, when some women managed to escape captivity, she decided to assist them and help them to rebuild their lives, both emotionally and physically. In this way, she fights for the recognition of the crime of genocide and the sexual violence that these women suffered. In 2016, she was named International Women of Courage by the US State Department for her commitment.


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