Nagham Nawzat Hasan

Ezidi Activist and Gynecologist from Iraq

Nagham Nawzat Hasan (Arabic: نغم نوزات حسن ) or Nagham Nawzat is a doctor from Iraq. In 2015 she received the International Women of Courage Award.[1]

Nagham Nawzat in 2016 with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Nagham Nawzat Hasan is a Kurdish Yazidi gynecologist. She works with Yazidi girls who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (ISIS).[2]

After the city of Sinjar fell in 2014, ISIL killed many Yezidi men and enslaved many Yezidi women.[3] Hasan rescued many Yezidi girls. She gave psychological and medical help. She visits Yezidi people in refugee camps to encourage girls to visit her clinic.[4] She started a program against sexual abuse called "I am Yezidi – I am against harassment."[5]


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  1. "Events - Erbil, Iraq - Consulate General of the United States". Archived from the original on 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  2. "Kurdish Yazidi activist receives 'International Women of Courage' Award". 30 March 2016.
  3. CNN, Nima Elbagir. "Mass graves, missing children: Brutality in Sinjar".
  4. Editor. "Kurdish Yazidi Activist Wins "Int'l Women of Courage Award"".CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. "Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony".