A- Raise awareness & Recognition of Genocide

Yazda believes that in order to prevent future atrocities against a community there must  be a  wide acknowledgment and recognition.

Yazda team worked jointly with survivors and out international partners to raise awareness and bring international attention to the Genocide.

Yazda is sponsoring and sporting the work of the genocide survivor and UNODC goodwill ambassador Nadia Murad. In addition, Yazda is supporting Farida Abbas, Samia Suleman , Shireen Jirdo and other survivors to uncover ISIS crimes and reach their voice to the world. Yazda have advocated in more than 25 countries so far.

Yazda and Nadia Murad had a primary role in recognition of Genocide by the following international  bodies:

  1. Canada
  2. Scottish Parliament
  3. United Nations
  4. European Union
  5. United Kingdom
  6. United States
  7. France

B- Legal case of the Yazidi genocide

Yazda have dedicated much resources to bring justice to victims of Genocide and held criminals accountable.

Yazda have worked with dedicated legal team and law experts to find ways toward justice. Yazda have the following legal projects:

  • Amal Clooney, Yazda Counsel, continued an international campaign and taped on international legal systems to held ISIS accountable for its crimes. For more information about Amal Clooney`s work for Yazidi cause click here. 
  • Survivors testimonies through Yazda documentation team and Yazda Counsel Amal Clooney and her team have been conducted throughout 2016 and hundreds of video hours have been done.
  • Advocacy and facilitation of international justice working with partners internationally to held foreign fighters accountable.

Yazda has worked with Washington University law school students to produce a report on legal options for the survivors in light of international treaty.

Yazda Executive Director, Murad Ismael, testifies before the Canadian parliament 2016

Yazda president, Haider Elias along with congressman Smith (NJ) and Carl Anderson, President of the Knights of Culombus talk to media befor Capital Hill, about the real war on Yazidi and Christian women.