Amal Clooney Introduces ISIS Human Trafficking Survivor at UN Panel
Amal Clooney delivers an emotional speech to the United Nations at a human trafficking panel on Friday (Septemebr 16) in New York City.
The 38-year-old human rights lawyer and activist (who is married to fellow activist George Clooney) introduced her client Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a Yazidi ISIS human trafficking survivor, as Nadia was appointed as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Goodwill Ambassador.
The two ladies also attended the Women In The World reception that same day along with journalist Tina Brown.
In her speech, Amal expressed her disappointment that the UN is “failing to prevent or even punish genocide because they find that their own interests get in the way.”
“I am proud to know you, Nadia, and I am sorry that we have failed you,” Amal stated. “I hope that your appointment today can be a turning point for all victims of sexual violence and human trafficking.”
“And to those who thought that in their acts, they could destroy you, let them know this,” she added. “Nadia Murad’s spirit is not broken and her voice will not be silenced, because as of today, Nadia is the United Nations ambassador who will speak for survivors all over the world.”