With the “10 Years” campaign, Estoril Conferences wants to accompany you in a journey through the past decade of this international event, that since 2009 has gathered more than 300 speakers and 9000 attendees from all over the world.
Thanks to this initiative, you will be able to revisit powerful ideas that were shared at the stage of Estoril Conferences, engaging speakers as well as key topics in the global agenda throughout the years.
Human rights lawyer who was jailed in 1999 for proving that government members were involved in the murder of students of University Tehran. In 2003 she became the first Muslim and Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.”
Founder of “Women Without Borders”, a movement have been speaking with women, and specially mothers, all over the world about being more empowered, providing resources and education that gives them the means to educate their children in the most vulnerable parts of the world.
“The mothers saw certain signs. They observed the early behaviours, and many of them expressed to us a “gut” feeling but lacked the knowledge and the confidence to respond properly.”
Indian social activist and educator who started the Barefoot college to create economic mobility by ensuring that every girl and woman has the chance to seek the education and skills she desires.
“School is something that you learn – reading and writing. Education is what you learn from the family, from the environment, from the community.”
International surfer best known for riding the world’s biggest wave at Nazaré beach, Portugal. Following his motto “everything is possible”, he launched a campaign to protect and preserve the oceans’ ecosystems from pollution, after recognizing the need to “give back” to the place that brought him fame.
“Everything I have came from the ocean and I feel it’s time to give back.”
Guatemalan activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Her testimonial book “I Rigoberta Menchú” won the prestigious Casa de las Américas award in 1983 and has been translated into a dozen languages.
“(…) There is no excuses for evading the responsibility of finding the most suitable path toward the elimination of any expression of discrimination against indigenous people.”
Director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) between 1997 and 2009. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest way possible.”
“We’re now in the XXI Century and we need to figure out a better system of security that is more inclusive, more equitable, and that does not depend on nuclear weapons. The dependable nuclear weapons is a doctrine that is not sustainable, that is dangerous, that is not immune to human fallibility.”
President of Croatia between 2015 – 2020, she is a diplomat and politician. In 2008, she became Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United States of America. In 2011, she was appointed NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy position.
“Through education and media, we can combat intolerance and prejudice, including sexism, and promote equality, diversity, understanding and acceptance.”
Co-founder of Médicins du Monde and 1999 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Since 2015, he has been leading the AMU (Agency for the Modernization of Ukraine), contributing with his expertise in healthcare.
“Mankind’s suffering belongs to all man.”
Frederik De Klerk
Former president of South Africa, responsible for dismantling the apartheid system. Frederik and Nelson Mandela were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for their work in restoring a non-racial democracy in South Africa.
“In our quest of peace, we should constantly ask ourselves what we should do to create conditions in which peace can prosper.”
Farida is a Yazidi woman abducted and sold to slavery by ISIS in 2014. Fortunately she escaped and wrote her story in the book “The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This is My Story”. She works as a Human Rights activist and co-founded the Farida Global Organization, which gives voice, assists and advocates for vulnerable people, minorities, and genocide victims.
“We should make sure that Yazidi survivors in Germany, Australia, Canada, France and elsewhere are not excluded from their basic rights in the Yazidi Female Survivors Law.”