Nahren Anweya is a native Assyrian American and born in Dohuk, Iraq. She is the great granddaughter of an Assyrian Genocide survivor. The Assyrian Genocide took place from 1914 to 1933. Over 750,000 Assyrian Christians and roughly 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated. At the mere age of fifteen, Nahren had an article published within the Wall Street Journal that discussed the persecution of Assyrian Christians within the Near East. Upon the invasion of Mosul in 2014, Nahren led the first protest that took place in Washington D.C. It was at that rally when the world took notice of the Christian Genocide in Iraq. Nahren played an integral role, alongside the U.S. Coast Guard, in the rescuing of 400 stranded Yezidis within the Mediterranean Sea.
Being an active and vital member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement, Nahren serves as a liaison between the Assyrian Universal Alliance, Assyrian Democratic Movement, Yezidi National Union, Chaldean Chamber of Commerce and other Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac organizations with unbiased views and who support unity. She also works as a median between the ancestral lands and the people in the diaspora to make sure important news and points are delivered in an unfiltered fashion. She travels nationally and internationally to spread awareness on the genocide occurring against the indigenous people of Iraq and Syria through a grassroots strategy and through political leaders. Nahren works closely with American organizations and politicians to also receive important information in protecting their people right here in the U.S. from possible future attacks against the American people.
She has been interviewed by Fox News, NBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, International Business Times, Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and numerous other media outlets. Nahren’s mission, as an activist, is to promote the unity and protection of all Assyrians and Yezidis. They are the indigenous people of northern Iraq. She is actively involved with the newly formed and revolutionary security force within Iraq known as the Nineveh Plain Protection Units. It was designed to protect the persecuted indigenous people of those ancient lands. Nahren disagrees with emptying the Middle East of Christians in the green zones and in fact supports a mission to bring the natives of Iraq who were purged out from the previous Genocides back to their ancestral lands to preserve their identity. Nahren also supports an internationally protected, semi-autonomous zone, within the Nineveh Province of their native lands in northern Iraq