Survivor's plea for quicker action to end Yazidis' sexual slavery

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Nadia Murad escaped capture by ISIL fighters in Iraq in 2014 and is now an activist seeking justice for all Yazidis. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

Victims of dreadful sexual violence committed by ISIL extremists in Iraq need to see quicker action from the international justice system, a survivor-turned-campaigner has announced.

Nadia Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi community whose women and girls were taken into slavery by ISIL two years ago, told a UN meeting that words alone will not help them.

Here’s Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

Duration: 3’36″

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