Women's Programs

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: 

  1. 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.

  2. Administrative, PSS,  and Case Management Support Program


Information on this program can be found here


Laila Khoudeida

Director of Women's Affairs 

Co-founder and Board Member


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Contact Us:

United States 

Yazidi Cultural Center

300 N 27th St Suite C

Lincoln, NE 68503

United States​



Z12/36/3 KRO-Hano Street, 27st, Duhok, KRI, Iraq


Flat 3, First Floor, Buidlin number 3, Salahia Complex, Baghdad-Iraq

Houston Office

P.O.Box. 771448 

Houston, TX 77215

USA and Canada: +1 (832) 298-9584

Email: info@yazda.org

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