ISIS abducted thousand of Yazidi women and girls as part of the Genocide, 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 through humiliation, rape, and emotional damage of the women and girls. Many women have now been released or escaped while others remain in captivity.
Our Current Projects for 2018 and 2019:
Women as Actors in Peace Building & Reconstruction
The project aims to equip women with necessary leadership skills to encourage their participation in peace-building and reconstruction and enabling their voices to be heard within their community, within Iraq, and globally.
The project is implemented in partnership between Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and Yazda.
Administrative, PSS, and Case Management Support Program
Information on this program can be found here.
Director of Women's Affairs
Co-founder and Board Member