Genocide Documentation Project



In September 2015, Yazda submitted a report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting a preliminary investigation into crimes of genocide committed against the Yazidi people.

In preparation for the report we launched the Yazda Genocide Documentation Project, which thoroughly records the details of the August 3, 2014 genocide. Through these records, the project’s research seeks to both compile an accurate historical account of the event, and to inform international policies regarding the response to this egregious genocide and prevention of future mass atrocities.

The project consists of three components:

1. Comprehensive written and video documentation on sites of destruction

2. Extensive interviews with a diverse group of key former victims, including former victims of ethnic cleansing, forced conversion, and enslavement. All interviews are being transcribed and translated into written reports

3. In-depth look at mass graves

Highlights

Latest Projects

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July 13, 2016

Women’s Center...

  In August 2014, the Islamic State abducted thousands of Yazidi women and girls, who were subjected to rape, violence, forced conversions to Islam, and married to ISIS militants. These atrocious acts were part of an attempt of the Islamic State to eliminate Yazidi culture. Many women...

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September 13, 2016

Genocide Documentation Project...

In September 2015, Yazda submitted a report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting a preliminary investigation into crimes of genocide committed against the Yazidi people. In preparation for the report we launched the Yazda Genocide Documentation Project, which thoroughly...

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September 13, 2016

Mount Sinjar Mobile Medical Clinic...

Our mobile medical clinic provides free health care to remote areas in Sinjar Mountain. The local people in these areas are either displaced, or returnees trying to rebuild their homes and lives, and do not have access to medical care.   The mission of the Yazda mobile clinic is to address...

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July 13, 2016

Education And Support for Children...

Often forgotten about during periods of crisis, children are greatly affected by conflict and displacement. They endure the hardship of fleeing from their homes, living in camps or deteriorating urban settings, and often bear witness to gross violence or the death of family members. These children...

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