Two years after ISIS kidnapped 5,000 Yazidi women and girls, and slaughtered thousands more of their community, the UN confirmed that these atrocities constituted a genocide against the Yazidi people and called for international support for survivors.
Despite this, Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, declared that ‘the world remained silent’.
Activists and campaigners speak about the situation on the ground for Yazidi women and girls.
Speakers include British Yazidi teen and campaigner Rozin Khalil Hanjool; Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times Christina Lamb OBE; and Eivor Lægreid, Programme Manager at Yazada, a women’s centre in Duhok, Iraq for Yazidi women and children.
Chaired by Helena Kennedy QC, and Taban Shoresh a child genocide survivor and the founder of Lotus Flowers, which helps vulnerable women and girls in refugee camps in Kurdistan.
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