On Her Shoulders
20 June, 2018
After surviving the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaping sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS, 23-year-old Nadia Murad gave a testimony before the U.N. Security Council that was heard around the world. Nadia suddenly became the face of the Yazidis – a historically persecuted and voiceless religious minority. Despite longing for a normal life away from the spotlight, Nadia takes on the role of an activist in hopes of halting the ongoing genocide and bringing ISIS commanders to justice. Nadia Murad was appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking on the 16th of September 2016.
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by Alexandria Bombach
The film was followed by a panel discussion with:
Fernando Ponz Canto
Deputy Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
European External Action Service (EEAS)
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