Nadia Murad

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 Winner for fighting the use of sexual violence as a weapon

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

Travels From: Berlin, Germany

Nadia Murad is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Nadia Murad

    Nobel Peace Prize 2018 Winner for fighting the use of sexual violence as a weapon

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: Berlin, Germany

    Nadia Murad is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Nadia Murad Speaker Biography

    At the age of 19, Nadia Murad and some members of her family were kidnapped from their village of Kocho in northern Iraq. Held as a sex slave by fighters of the Islamic Stated, she was beaten, tortured, and repeatedly raped. Her bid for freedom after three months found her a refugee in Duhok, northern Iraq, before she was taken to Stuttgart, Germany. Once in Germany, she received medical treatment before being reunited with other survivors. Of her family, six of her nine brothers and her mother were killed the day she and her two sisters were taken by ISIS.

    Vocal in her determination to make the world aware of the atrocities committed by ISIS, Nadia has committed herself to lead a campaign aimed at promoting peace by means of de-radicalization.

    Nadia deems herself a survivor, not a victim. Her aim is to lift the veil on the torture and abuse suffered by men, women, and children by extremists while highlighting the plight of marginalized ethnic and religious minority groups.

    Nadia’s courage in speaking out and her efforts to put the world’s focus on the genocide taking place in her own country at the UNO, saw her nominated by Iraq for the Nobel Peace Prize, which she received in 2018. She is the recipient of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the Council of Europe Vaclav Havel Award for Human Rights.

    Nadia Murad Keynote Topics

    Our vision of human rights from the perspective of the developed world where we do not suffer on a daily basis for the fulfillment of our inherent rights, is very different from the one that the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, Nadia Murad, will tell in this important keynote speech. In this speech she will give a reality check on the conditions in which people in underdeveloped regions, ethnic minorities and countries at war live. With her own experience and hard story, Nadia will tell attendees what daily life is like in these situations and how human rights, especially those of women and children, are violated.

    Can you imagine being sold to someone else? How would you react if you were not free? This keynote speech by the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the dignity of human trafficking survivors and 2018 Peace Nobel Laureate, Nadia Murad, will delve into human trafficking. Nadia will tell us about her experience when in 2014, at the age of 19, she was kidnapped by ISIS and taken as a sex slave along with 6,700 other young people. Beyond her traumatic experience, Murad will also talk about the business of human trafficking, something that does not appear daily in the news but that continues to happen around the world clandestinely and that must be stopped.

    An Iraqi by birth and belonging to the Yazidi religious ethnic minority, Nadia Murad is one of the people who can speak most knowledgeably about ethnic minorities and their status in today's world. Nadia was kidnapped at the age of 19 from her village of Kocho, in the north of Iraq by ISIS and nobody went to rescue her, she had to escape by her own feet from her captors. In this conference, Murad will speak about the difficulties that ethnic minorities experience in making themselves heard and denouncing the human rights abuses to which they are exposed day after day.

    Nadia Murad Speaking Videos

    Nadia Murad: Nobel Peace Prize lecture 2018
    Nadia Murad speaking to BBC HARDtalk