Nadia Murad Keynote Topics
Human rights violations, especially aimed at women and children
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.
Creating awareness of human trafficking
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.
Protecting Ethnic Minorities
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.