This year’s Human Rights Day’s theme was “Youth.” As such, the United Nations in Geneva hosted its first Young Activists Summit. Nadia Murad was the guest of honor.
The summit’s theme was WOMEN AND GIRLS DRIVING PROGRESS, and Nadia spoke among a group of five other young female activists advocating for a better world – fighting to end child marriage, reduce plastic consumption, protect indigenous rights and land, and defend human rights.
Speaking about her experiences and Nadia’s Initiative’s work, Nadia stated, “The situation is extremely dire, but we will not surrender. We will not allow ISIS, nor the war, nor the destruction that we have lived through to be victorious.”
The panel discussion she participated in can be viewed here (Her segment begins around 52:00).