Having survived the Yazidi genocide and escaped Isis sex slavery, Nadia Murad decided not to focus on her own healing, but instead fight for justice.
Everything changed on the night of August 3rd 2014. Isis stormed Nadia Murad’s Yazidi community and killed 700 people. Men and elders were massacred, while women and children were forced into sex slavery. Nadia Murad eventually escaped and lived in a refugee camp until she came to Europe. As Nadia engages with the global media, she faces insensitive and personal questions about rape, while trying to address how people can help the surviving Yazidi community.
With director of Yazda, Murad Ismael at her side, and support from lawyer Amal Clooney, she prepares to present her case at the UN public hearing. On Her Shoulders is an intimate insight into the pressure of international scrutiny, and the resilience and courage of this year’s 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner.