Nadia Murad carries the fight for traumatised Yazidis

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The Iraqi campaigner’s Nobel prize is inspiring and much-needed, writes Emma Graham-Harrison, who has reported for the Guardian and Observer on the plight of Yazidi women

As a child, Nadia Murad Basee wanted to be a teacher or open a beauty salon, but as she reached the cusp of adulthood Isis swept into her small Iraqi village, and destroyed her world, her family and her dreams.

She was captured in August 2014 and sold into sexual slavery, targeted because her family belonged to the minority Yazidi religion.

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