On Monday, May 9, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco held an audience with the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Human Rights Activist, Ms. Nadia Murad, at the Palais Princier in Monaco-Ville. Prince’s Palace.
Ms. Murad is a Yazidi from Sinjar (Kurdistan) in northern Iraq. In 2014, she was captured by Islamic State fighters and held as a sex slave for several months before managing to escape. Since then, she has tirelessly told her story around the world to help Yazidi survivors, defend the rights of marginalized ethnic and religious minorities, and fight against the use of rape as a weapon of war.
According to the Palais Princier, the sovereign prince recalled:
“…during his audience with Ms. Murad, his support for survivors of sexual violence linked to conflicts throughout the world as well as the possibility for Monaco to participate in projects in the fields of education and health, through various entities. Ms. Murad concluded her moving story by offering Prince Albert II her autobiography So that I am the Last which she wrote to help the Yazidi people and all other women victims of violence.”
Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier