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Yazda and Nadia visit to Scotland


On The 31st of January 2017, a delegation from Yazda, including Ahmed Khudida, ( Deputy Executive Director), Fiona Bennett, ( Yazda board member in UK), and Anna Duncan, (Yazda member in Scotland) accompanied Nadia Murad, (Yazidi survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador) in a one day visit to Scotland. The delegation met with the Prime Minister of Scotland, Mrs Nicola Sturgeon, and had a productive discussion in regard to various aspects including: holding ISIL militants accountable and bringing them to justice, and establishing a safe zone for minorities. They also discussed the current refugee crisis, human trafficking issues and the possibility of recognizing ISIL crimes committed against Yazidis and minorities as genocide by Scottish Parliament and Government. It is a great honor for us to mention that Nadia Murad’s mission is sponsored and supported by Yazda organization and Nadia initiative is running under umbrella of Yazda.