Yazda and Center for Peace and Human Security at The American University of Kurdistan warmly invite you to the screening of the documentary film “The Voice of Yazidi Women”, on Wednesday 25th October, starting at 3:00 pm, in the Auditorium of the American University of Kurdistan.
The documentary will be followed by a small debate where YAZDA’s members will address the audience’s questions. Refreshments will be offered by the organization after the event.
This film was made possible through the collaboration of Yazda, the Norwegian People’s Aid and the Human-Etisk Foundation.
The event is free and OPEN TO ALL. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Voice of Yazidi Women
On 3rd August 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the region of Sinjar (Kurdish: شنگال Şingal.) In their attacks, they targeted with particular cruelty the Yazidi and other minorities, with ISIS leaders openly advocating for the complete destruction of the Yazidi culture and people. ISIS members forced Yazidis to convert threatening their families, committed mass murder against innocent civilians and traded women and children as sex slaves.
In this documentary, Yazidi survivors including men, women and children, share their tragic stories as victims of a terrible genocide; but also show their strength as survivors who didn’t give up and today they look at their experiences with great dignity.
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