This week, Nadia Murad attended an International Peace March and Forum in Sucre, Bolivia, the Ibero-American Capital of Peace. The march and forum addressed gender-based violence and called for an end to femicide and human trafficking.
The event was hosted by the Municipal Government of Sucre and was attended by human rights activists from all over Latin America. The event is an ongoing effort to raise awareness of gender-based violence and femicide in Latin America and globally. Latin America has some of the highest rates of femicide in the world.
The Peace March and Forum were attended by female and male activists of all ages. The event highlighted the need for Sucre’s approach to addressing gender-based violence to be replicated globally. An informed public enables activists from all ages and backgrounds to rally behind the cause of ending gender-based violence and human trafficking and to put pressure on governments to make legislative changes.
Nadia Murad is grateful to the Municipal Government of Sucre for hosting this important event and shining a light on an issue that is a regional and global crisis.