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Some of Nadia`s visit:

United Nations

24 Nov. 2015 – Address to 8th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues, United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland.

16 Dec. 2015 – Address to 7585th meeting of the Trafficking of Persons in Situations of Conflict, United Nations Security Council, New York.

United States of America

16 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with U.S. ambassador to U.N. Samantha Power, New York.

17 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, New York.

18 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with U.S. national security advisor Susan Rice, New York.

19 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, New York.

The Arab Republic of Egypt

26 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with the President of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Cairo, Egypt.

27 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmad Al Tayyib, Cairo, Egypt.

27-28 Dec. 2015 – Nadia addressed students at and Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

The Hellenic Republic (Greece)

29 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with the President of Greece Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Athens, Greece.

29 Dec. 2015 – Meeting with the Iraqi business man and public figure Dr. Awn Hussain Al Khashlok, Athens, Greece.

The State of Kuwait

17 Jan. 2016 – Meeting with the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Mr. Marzouq Al-Ghanim, and Kuwaiti MPs, Kuwait.

19 Jan. 2016 – Meeting with the Prince of Kuwait, His Highness Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait.

23 Jan. 2016 – Meeting with the Peace Envoys Initiative and Kuwait Association for Human Rights.

The Kingdom of Norway

28 Jan. 2016 – Meeting with the Prime Minister of Norway, Mrs Erna Solberg, Oslo, Norway.

28 Jan. 2016 – Meeting with Audun Lysbakken, the leader of Norwegian Socialist party and Heilki Eidsvoll Holmas, a member of the Norway parliament, Oslo, Norway.

29 Jan. 2016 – Meeting the President of the Norwegian Red Cross, Mr. Sven Mollekleive, Oslo, Norway.

The United Kingdom

8 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth affairs Joyce Anelay, London, UK.

8 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with UK MPs in the UK House of Commons, chaired by MP Mr. Brenden Oharra, Westminster, London, UK.

10 Feb. 2016 – In attendance at the UK parliament, Questions to Prime Minister Schedule, MP Mr. Robert Jenrick raised Nadia’s story and the UK Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron shared Nadia’s story and that of the Yazidi genocide in the House of Commons.

10 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with the leaders of the British Labour party; Mr. Hilary Benn, the Shadow foreign secretary; and Mrs. Kate Green, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.

11 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with Mr. Alex Salmond, a Scottish politician who served as the fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014 and currently serves a member of both the Scottish and United Kingdom parliament; Mrs. Ahmed-Sheikh and Mrs. Saville Roberts, Members in the House of Commons, London, UK.

24 Feb. 2016 – Panel discussion in the UK House of Lords on “Crimes Against Humanity in Iraq and Syria,” Westminster, London, UK.
The French Republic

16 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with the French ministry of foreign affairs, Mr. Gean-Pierre Lacroix, director for UN and intergovernmental organizations, and Mr. Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, special advisor to religious affairs, Paris, France.

17 Feb. 2016 – Meeting at the French Parliament hosted by the Chair of Women’s rights delegation, Catherine Coutelle. Joint meeting with Members of the Foreign Affairs and defence committees, Paris, France.

17 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with Laurence Rossignol, France minister for Women Affairs, Paris, France.

18 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with French Minister for Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Paris, France.

18 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with French President of Senate, Gerard Larcher, the president, Paris, France.

The Kingdom of Belgium

22 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with Viviane Teitelbaum, Belgian Member of Parliament and head of European Women Lobby which includes about 2000 women rights organizations, Brussels, Belgium.

22 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with the Foreign Minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, Brussels, Belgium.

23 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with the Belgium MP Simone Susskind. Susskind is a humanitarian and women’s rights activist who started many peace initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa. Brussels, Belgium.

The European Parliament

23 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Brussels, Belgium.

23 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with a panel of Members of the European Parliament to discuss the crimes of ISIL against humanity in the Middle East. The event was hosted by Marian Harkin MEP (Ireland) with the support and collaboration of cross-party members including: MEP Miltiadis Kyrkos (Greece), Lars Adaktusson (Sweden), and Lazslo Tokes (Hungary). Brussels, Belgium.

The Federal Republic of Germany

25 Feb. 2016 – Meeting with Mr. Johann Wadephul, the German parliament. Berlin, Germany.

Active in the following Organizations and Foundations:

  • Kuwait Association for Human Rights, Kuwait.
  • Norwegian Red Cross, Oslo, Norway.
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation, London, UK.
  • Aegis Trust, London, UK.
  • All UK parties Human Rights parliamentarian groups, London, UK
  • Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, London, UK.
  • Mouvement du nid organisation, Paris, France.
  • French women’s rights NGOs and French survivors of sexual exploitation, with Rosen Hicher, Paris, France.
  • Legal Action Group of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Paris, France.
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