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Press Release: French Parliament urges the French Government to recognize the Yazidi genocide and to seize the International Criminal Court through the United Nations Security Council.

The French Parliament adopted this morning a resolution urging the French Government to: Recognize the genocide perpetrated by Daesh against Yazidi, Christians and other minorities in Irak and Syria Refer this situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) through the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) During the parliamentary discussion, most of the Members of Parliament […]


U.S. Consul General Visits Yazda

Yazda was honored today by a visit from the U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Matthias Mitman, who traveled to Dohuk and had a meeting in the Yazda office. The Consul General was accompanied by Nakashia Dunner, a Political Officer in the U.S. Consulate, and met with Yazda Iraq Executive Director Matthew Barber, Manager of Operations […]


Endangered Religious Minorities in the Middle East and Their Struggle for Survival Fordham University

On May 10, 2016 Haider Elias Yazda President, participated in a conference hosted by Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture. The purpose of the conference was to make awareness about the struggles of religious minorities in the Middle East. Haider Elias made a brief introduction to the Yazidi religious minority that has nourished in […]


Nadia: A 20 year old young woman, once enslaved by ISIS, speaks at UN Geneva


NRT writes on Yazda work in Dohuk

NRT DUHOK – A non-profit organization has recently set up a center in the northern Kurdish city of Duhok to help Yazidi women and girls, who have survived sex enslavement at the hands of the Islamic State (IS) militants, lead a normal life again. Yazda, the U.S.-based non-profit organization, was established in the aftermath of […]


Report: 16,000 Yazidi Refugees in Turkey and Syria Seek Legal Admission to Third Countries via Refugees Resettlement Programs

Over the past 15 months, Yazidis faced the most devastating attacks of the 21st century on the hands of terrorists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ISIL targeted Yazidis last year with the intent of extermination. Campaign on Yazidis, one of the most ancient people of the region, resulted in enslavement of 5 to 7 thousands Yazidis, mostly […]


Persecuted by Islamic State, Yazidis turn to ICC for justice


Yazidis urge ICC to investigate IS atrocities

.yourmiddleeast.com | AFP   HUMAN RIGHTS Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks from the Islamic State group — urged the International Criminal Court Thursday to launch probes into the militants for genocide and sexual slavery. Two Yazidi groups handed over documents to the court which show “that ISIS has systematically committed atrocities amounting to […]


Hague: Daesh pursue genocidal agenda, argue Yazidis to court

thenational.scot ICC lawyer Fatou Bensouda   ADVOCATES for the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, who have been targeted by Daesh because they are not Muslims, urged the International Criminal Court yesterday to investigate their persecution as a potential case of genocide. In a meeting with ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, two Yazidi groups submitted a report […]


Yazidis urge ICC to open probe into ISIL atrocities

hurriyetdailynews.com | THE HAGUE – Agence France-Presse Yazidi Kurdish women hold posters during a protest against the ISIL’s invasion on Sinjar city one year ago, in Dohuk, northern Iraq, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. AP Photo Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — on Sept.24 […]