Kurdish MP Wins International Prize for Human Right
A Yazidi Kurdish Member of the Iraqi Parliament has won the 2015 Brouno Kreisky Prize for Services to Human Rights.
In an official event in Vienna, MP Vian Dakhil received the Brouno Kreisky Prize today June 10th. While addressing the attendees, she said that this was the most joyful moment of her life.
She said, “I am very proud now because the most pleasant moment is when you are able to help those in need.”
She emphasised that all oppressed people must be protected, regardless of ethnicity or religion. “We have to save those women who are living under the control of the Islamic State militants and are being used as slaves.”
She promised to continue her efforts to protect human rights in Iraq and around the world as the region is facing the most brutal terrorist group.
Dakhil is from the Yazidi minority of Iraq who gave an impassioned plea in the Baghdad Parliament when IS insurgents captured over 5,000 Yazidi women and killed thousands of men.