Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Nadia Murad has been welcomed at the Palace by Prince Albert, where she shared her harrowing story of survival and mission to protect other women from rape as a weapon of war.
Prince Albert II officially received Nadia Murad on Monday 9th May at the Palace.
The 29-year-old is a Yazidian human rights activist from Sinjar, Kurdistan, in northern Iraq. In 2014, she was captured by Islamic State fighters and detained as a sex slave for months before she managed to flee. Since then, she tells her story tirelessly around the world to help Yazidis survivors, defend the rights of marginalised ethnic and religious minorities, and fight against the use of rape as a weapon of war.
She was a co-receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for her efforts.
During the meeting in Monaco, Prince Albert spoke of his support for survivors of sexual violence related to conflict around the world as well as the possibility for Monaco to participate in education and health projects, across different entities.
Nadia Murad concluded her emotional story by gifting Prince Albert II her autobiography, ‘To be the last’, which she wrote to help the Yezidi people and all other female victims of violence.
Photo by Eric Mathon, Prince’s Palace