The Ms. Q&A: Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad Fights for Justice for Yazidi People and for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Nadia Murad is a survivor. In 2014, when she was just 19 years old, ISIS militants carried out a genocide against her Yazidi community, a minority group of 500,000 people in Northern Iraq.

Today, Murad is working to bring ISIS to justice for their genocide against the Yazidi community and rebuild what ISIS destroyed in Iraq through her organization Nadia’s Initiative.

Keeping Score: Election Milestones You May Have Missed

While the history-making presidential race has captivated the attention of those both at home and abroad, a significant number of down-ballot victories also mark historic milestones in U.S. politics.

Several states continue to count incoming votes, due largely to the record number of mail-in ballots this year. But several takeaways are already abundantly clear: More Americans voted this year than in any past election—resulting in countless firsts for people of color, LGBTQ+ candidates and women.

COVID-19 is Disproportionately Affecting Farmworkers in California

It goes without question that farm workers are among the most essential workers, not only in California but in the United States as a whole. Because of their continued labor during this time, Americans have not gone without the groceries they’re accustomed to. Crops have still been planted, tended, and harvested so that all can enjoy their daily meals. But at what—or whose—cost?

“Madam Vice President”: Kamala Harris Makes History

Harris’s unprecedented rise as the first woman, who is also Black and South Asian, to serve as vice president forces us to recognize a woman from a richly diverse background has been chosen to lead one of the greatest democracies in the world.

America, at least half of it, can celebrate that we have chosen the path of inclusion, diversity and hope—even if we barely managed to do so.