Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop has thrown her support behind human rights lawyer Amal Clooney in a bid to bring more global action on sexual slavery and ISIS crimes against Yazidi women and girls.
Bishop met with Clooney in New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly. Late last week, Clooney sat beside one of the Yazidi survivors of the recent ISIS atrocities, 23-year-old Nadia Murad, and criticised the UN's response to the crisis.
Murad was taken into sexual slavery by Iraqi ISIS forces in 2014. She later escaped to a refugee camp in Germany. The UN has named her a Goodwill Ambassador and she's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Bishop told BuzzFeed News she met Murad earlier this year in Australia and is expected to deliver a speech alongside Clooney on Monday.
Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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