Nadia Murad The winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016
Nadia Murad (Iraq) a young, brave Yazidi woman, who managed to flee ISIS in northern Iraq. Today a human rights activist, she brings the plight of the Yazidi community, in particular the forced sexual enslavement and human trafficking of women and children captured by ISIS, to the forefront of international attention.
The Václav Havel Library has organised an international conference in honour of the laureate; Fences, Walls and Trenches: Freedom of Movement as a Human Right? will take place at the Prague Crossroads on 12 October, 2016.