Human rights activist will make first major public appearance since receiving global accolade at Sharjah event
Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to appear at UAE conference
Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad will deliver an inspiring message of hope at a UAE conference - in her first major public appearance since receiving the prestigious accolade.
The Iraqi human rights activist, who was awarded the Nobel Laureate title earlier this month, has been announced as a key note speaker at the third annual Investing in the Future Conference (IIFMENA) in Sharjah, organisers The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), announced on Monday.
Ms Murad made history as the first-ever Iraqi recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigning efforts against war-time sexual violence.
Ms Murad will share her own harrowing experiences of being held captive by the Islamic State for three months - and tell of how she has fought back from adversity to help inspire others.
Themed ‘Youth – Crisis Challenges and Development Opportunities’, the conference seeks to offer the young Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist and founder of Nadia's Initiative – dedicated to helping women and children victimised by genocide experience – a global platform to share her story with the MENA region’s youth.
Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, said that It is an honour to be bringing a global role model to the event.
“We aim to communicate her inspiring message to innocent women and youth who are victims of war of crises, and show them that their determination and collective strength be key to transforming their sufferings and agony into triumph and a hope-filled future. Nadia is an example to everyone,” said Ms Al Hammadi.
The two-day conference, organized by TBHF, under the patronage of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Sheikha Jawaher bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), will take place on October 24 and 25 in Sharjah.