Iraqi Yazidis mark New Year, celebrated ‘Red Wednesday’

Published by Ekurd Daily on 19th of April 2017 LALISH, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Thousands of Yazidis flocked to a shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan region to mark the New Year on Wednesday, in the minority’s biggest gathering since it was targeted for genocide by jihadists. Charshama Sor (meaning Red Wednesday) is the celebration of Yazidi New Year which occurs in April every year on the Wednesday. Wearing traditi ...

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‘What the wind took away’: film premiere @ European Parliament

You are invited to the Premiere of the Film "What the wind took away", a documentary about a refugee camp of Yazidi people in Turkey. The presentation is hosted by MEP Josef Weidenholzer (S&D) and will take place on Wednesday, 12th of April at 5 pm in ASP 3H1 in the European Parliament. To register, please send your full name, place and date of birth and passport number to [email protected] ...

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Uitnodiging persconferentie: gebroken relatie tussen de KRG (KDP) en de Yezidi’s

English below. UITNODIGING VOOR PERSCONFERENTIE: GEBROKEN RELATIE TUSSEN DE KRG (KDP) EN DE YEZIDI’S Hoe de KRG-beperkingen het herstel van de Yazidi schaden Beste leden van de pers Het Yezidi-volk in Sinjar, Irak, werd in augustus 2014 aangevallen door ISIS nadat de KDP Peshmerga en het Iraaks leger hen weerloos achterlieten. ISIS pleegde een genocide tegen de Yezidi's, duizenden zijn omgekomen en duizende ...

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Conférence internationale “ATTAQUES GENOCIDAIRES CONTRE LES FEMMES YEZIDIS ET LES MOYENS DE LA RESISTANCE“

Conférence internationale "ATTAQUES GENOCIDAIRES CONTRE LES FEMMES YEZIDIS ET LES MOYENS DE LA RESISTANCE"  11 & 12 Mars 2017 Bielefeld -Allemagne   Chère…. Il y a deux ans, 3 août 2014, Daesh attaquait la communauté yêzidîe à Sengal, ce massacre est nommé le 73ème massacre de Yêzidîs visant surtout les femmes.  DAIS a planifié minutieusement les attaques pour capturer les femmes yêzidies. Il voula ...

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Nadia Murad slams Iraqi Kurdistan government over YAZDA closure

Published by Ekurd Daily on 4/1/2017 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad has criticized Iraqi Kurdistan government for closing YAZDA group office in Duhok city. Murad called on Iraqi Kurdistan to reverse the decision, writing on social media that it is a “shame to close the (organisation) that supports my campaign ...

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Twee Yezidi-vrouwen winnen Sacharovprijs 2016

Het Europees Parlement heeft gisteren, donderdag 27 oktober, de "Sacharovprijs voor de Vrijheid van Gedachten 2016"  toegekend aan twee Yezidi-vrouwen die ontsnapt zijn aan de terreurgroep Islamitische Staat. Mevrouw Nadia Murad en mevrouw Lamiya Aji Bashar kregen de prestigieuze prijs voor hun inzet en pleidooi voor de Yezidi-gemeenschap en voor de vrouwen die de seksuele slavernij door de Islamitische Sta ...

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Yazidi women respond to Massoud Barzani over PKK, Sinjar comments

Published by Ekurd 15 May 2016 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Shingal Yazidi Women’s Assembly strongly condemned the KDP leader Massoud Barzani’s meeting with Yazidi community leaders in the village of Sihêla where he pressured Yazidis to fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK earlier this week. In the meeting, Massoud Barzani stated that the PKK’s existence in Sinjar (Shingal) should be en ...

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Experts train Kurds on unearthing, documenting mass graves in Shingal

A mass grave being unearthed in Shingal last month. AFP photo. Published by Rudaw 30 March 2016 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – In its campaign to have the massacre of Yezidi Kurds in Shingal recognized as genocide and bringing war criminals to justice, the Kurdistan Region has reached out to international experts for training. Four experts from the Iraq Program of the International Commission on Missing Persons ...

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Time Running Out to Rescue Yazidi Women Captured by IS – Sharon Behn

  Published by The Voice of America, September 17, 2015 DOHUK, IRAQ— His only weapon against Islamic State extremists is a simple cellphone. But Khaleel al Dakhi has used that phone to rescue at least 100 Yazidi women and girls grabbed from their homes by Islamic State fighters a year ago.Since then, he has recorded every phone call from every girl captured by IS militants, from her relatives, contacts ...

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Human Rights Watch: Des ex-captives de l’État islamique décrivent une politique de viols systématiques

(New York) – Le groupe armé extrémiste État islamique (EI) a commis systématiquement des viols et d'autres violences sexuelles à l'encontre de femmes et de filles appartenant à la minorité yézidie dans le nord de l'Irak, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui. Human Rights Watch a effectué une mission de recherche dans la ville de Dohuk en janvier et février 2015, lors de laquelle l'organisation a interro ...

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