Human Rights Champions

Our human rights champions lend their voices and support to the Stand Up campaign. They all share a commitment to speaking out and standing up for the human rights of others. Let their stories inspire and move you to act.

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Nadia Murad

Human Rights activist, Sinjar-Irad

Nadia Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist from Sinjar in northern Iraq, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and a Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. In 2014 she was captured by Islamic State fighters and held as a slave for several months before managing to escape. She eventually made it to a refugee camp and then to Germany. She campaigns tirelessly, telling her story to the world to gain support for Yazidi survivors and defend the rights of marginalized ethnic and religious minorities.

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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