Amal Clooney’s remarkable speech before the UN on behalf of victims of Yazidi Genocide.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the sponsors of this event for inviting me to address you once again at the United Nations. Six months ago, I came here to discuss the need for accountability for crimes committed by ISIS. I spoke to you as the lawyer for a group of victims of ISIS’ crimes, … Continue reading “Amal Clooney’s remarkable speech before the UN on behalf of victims of Yazidi Genocide.”

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Nadia Murad’s full remarks on ISIS accountability before the United Nations.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for welcoming me once more among you here at the UN. For over a year and a half now, I have been travelling around the world to give testimony on ISIS’ brutality and the crimes they committed against me personally, and against my people. I am physically and … Continue reading “Nadia Murad’s full remarks on ISIS accountability before the United Nations.”

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Yazda statement on today’s incident in Khanesor, Sinjar.

With great concern, Yazda follows the situation in Shingal (Sinjar) after an armed conflict took place today near the town of Khanesor between the Rojava Peshmerga and YBS group that resulted in causalities among the two groups.   According to our sources in Sinjar, the armed conflict resulted in displacement of hundreds of families from … Continue reading “Yazda statement on today’s incident in Khanesor, Sinjar.”

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Press Release: Arrest Warrant against ISIS militant in Germany recognises crimes committed against Yazidis as genocide.

In December 2016, the Supreme Court of Germany authorised the issuance of an arrest warrant against an ISIS commander who is allegedly responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Yazidi minority in Syria and Iraq. The ISIS commander – whose name will not be disclosed for the time being – … Continue reading “Press Release: Arrest Warrant against ISIS militant in Germany recognises crimes committed against Yazidis as genocide.”

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Yazda Member Farida Abbas visiting Ms. Daniela Schadtthe wife of German President.

Yazidi survivor and Yazda member in Germany Ms Farida Abbas had a great opportunity to meet with Ms Daniela Schadt, wife of former Germany President Joachim Gauck. Farida was accompanied by Saeed Sulaiman, Yazda member in Germany, Duzen Tekkal, activist and director of Hawar organization. Ms Daniela has listened to Farida Abbas`s story and both … Continue reading “Yazda Member Farida Abbas visiting Ms. Daniela Schadtthe wife of German President.”

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Yazda has been selected as one of the 10 Most Innovative World`s Companies for the Year 2017 by FC.

We are delighted to announce that Yazda has been selected as one of the 10 Most Innovative World`s Companies for the Year 2017 by FC. Yazda has been one of the leading organizations that advocates for the Yazidi people in Northern Iraq, in addition to its humanitarian projects that are supporting tens of thousands of … Continue reading “Yazda has been selected as one of the 10 Most Innovative World`s Companies for the Year 2017 by FC.”

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Yazda and Nadia visit to Scotland .

On The 31st of January 2017, a delegation from Yazda, including Ahmed Khudida, ( Deputy Executive Director), Fiona Bennett, ( Yazda board member in UK), and Anna Duncan, (Yazda member in Scotland) accompanied Nadia Murad, (Yazidi survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador) in a one day visit to Scotland. The delegation met with the Prime Minister … Continue reading “Yazda and Nadia visit to Scotland .”

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Yazda Press Release: Reopening of Yazda facilities in Kurdistan Region.

Following a series of positive meetings with concerned parties within the Kurdistan Regional Government “KRG”, a positive result was reached with regards to reopening Yazda facilities and projects in Kurdistan Region of Iraq “KRI” after resolving issues between the two sides. The closure of Yazda’s facilities and projects was due to a misunderstanding and translation … Continue reading “Yazda Press Release: Reopening of Yazda facilities in Kurdistan Region.”

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Yazda & Nadia Visit To Catalonia (Spain)

United Nations Association of Spain sponsored a visit for the U.N. Good-Will Ambassador Nadia Murad and Yazda President Haider Elias to Catalonia region. People of Catalonia have proven to be great for the amount of respect and support they provided for our delegate and we will be forever grateful for that. The first meeting was … Continue reading “Yazda & Nadia Visit To Catalonia (Spain)”

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Yazda Urges Reopening of Yazidi Refugee Aid and Therapy Services in Iraq.

US and EU can play a vital role in solving the crisis. Yazda, a global organisation representing the Yazidi community in the Middle East, has called for immediate talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, following the withdrawal by the KRG of its license to operate programmes in support of internally displaced … Continue reading “Yazda Urges Reopening of Yazidi Refugee Aid and Therapy Services in Iraq.”

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Press Release: French Parliament urges the French Government to recognize the Yazidi genocide and to seize the International Criminal Court through the United Nations Security Council.

The French Parliament adopted this morning a resolution urging the French Government to: Recognize the genocide perpetrated by Daesh against Yazidi, Christians and other minorities in Irak and Syria Refer this situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) through the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) During the parliamentary discussion, most of the Members of Parliament … Continue reading “Press Release: French Parliament urges the French Government to recognize the Yazidi genocide and to seize the International Criminal Court through the United Nations Security Council.”

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Yazda Press Release: Canadian MPs urged to work together to help Yazidi victims of genocide and sexual slavery by ISIS

Yazda Press Release: Sunday 23 October 2016 For immediate release Canadian MPs urged to work together to help Yazidi victims of genocide and sexual slavery by ISIS Call comes as House of Commons is set to vote on a Motion on 25 October Yazda, the Yazidi non-governmental organisation, today called on Canadian Members of Parliament … Continue reading “Yazda Press Release: Canadian MPs urged to work together to help Yazidi victims of genocide and sexual slavery by ISIS”

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A Statement by Nadia Murad and Yazda`s Communication Team on Nadia and Yazda Visit to Australia

  Press release, August 17, 2016 Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS enslavement and human trafficking, and a human rights activist, will travel to Australia on August 19th-26th as part of a delegation by Yazda, a global Yazidi organisation, to highlight the situation of Yazidi people under an ongoing genocide by ISIS since 2014. Nadia … Continue reading “A Statement by Nadia Murad and Yazda`s Communication Team on Nadia and Yazda Visit to Australia”

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A Statement by Nadia Murad and Yazda`s Communication Team on Nadia and Yazda Visit to Australia

Press release, August 17, 2016 Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS enslavement and human trafficking, and a human rights activist, will travel to Australia on August 19th-26th as part of a delegation by Yazda, a global Yazidi organisation, to highlight the situation of Yazidi people under an ongoing genocide by ISIS since 2014. Nadia Murad, … Continue reading “A Statement by Nadia Murad and Yazda`s Communication Team on Nadia and Yazda Visit to Australia”

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PRESS RELEASE: Commemoration of the 2007 Sinjar Massacres against the Yazidis

Persecution of Yazidis by radical groups in 2007 resulted in the killing of more than 1000 Yazidis and over 1,500 injured. Iraq, August 14, 2016:  On August 14, 2007, Al-Qaida terrorists attacked Yazidi civilians in Shingal “Sinjar” with four coordinated suicide car bombs in the Yazidi towns of Til Azir “Kahtaniya” and Siba Shex Khider … Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Commemoration of the 2007 Sinjar Massacres against the Yazidis”

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Nadia Murad in Toronto in support of the arts and activism and to inspire Canadian action to alleviate the suffering of the Yazidi people.

LACE Productions and Yazda Press Release: Tuesday 2 August 2016 For immediate release Nadia Murad in Toronto in support of the arts and activism and to inspire Canadian action to alleviate the suffering of the Yazidi people. Nadia’s visit comes as Toronto premieres the first live performance about the Yazidi genocide on August 4th.   … Continue reading “Nadia Murad in Toronto in support of the arts and activism and to inspire Canadian action to alleviate the suffering of the Yazidi people.”

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Yazidis urge UK to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court

Yazda Press Release: Monday 1 August 2016 Yazidis urge UK to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International   Call comes as UN inquiry finds that genocide attempts ‘ongoing’ Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23 year old Iraqi Yazidi escapee from ISIS captivity and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, today supported the call by Yazda, which represents … Continue reading “Yazidis urge UK to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court”

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Ireland urged to include Yazidi victims of torture among Syrian refugee quota

Ireland urged to include Yazidi victims of torture among Syrian refugee quota Call comes as UN inquiry finds that genocide attempts ‘ongoing’   Embargoed to July 29 th , 2016 Yazda, the organisation representing members of the Yazidi community threatened with genocide by ISIS, has called on the Irish government to include Yazidi victims of psychological, … Continue reading “Ireland urged to include Yazidi victims of torture among Syrian refugee quota”

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Yazda Press Release: Yazidis urge International Community to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court

Yazda Press Release: Tuesday 2 August 2016 For immediate release Yazidis urge International Community to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court Call comes as UN inquiry finds that genocide attempts ‘ongoing Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23 year old Iraqi Yazidi escapee from ISIS captivity and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, today supported the call by Yazda, which … Continue reading “Yazda Press Release: Yazidis urge International Community to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court”

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Communiqué de Presse Yazda: Mardi 2 août 2016

Communiqué de Presse Yazda: Mardi 2 août 2016 Il y a deux ans, jour pour jour, Daesh attaquait Sinjar : La communauté Yazidie appelle la France à saisir la Cour Pénale Internationale du cas du génocide des Yazidis   Appel faisant suite à l’enquête menée par l’ONU établissant qu’une tentative de génocide « est en cours »   … Continue reading “Communiqué de Presse Yazda: Mardi 2 août 2016”

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Yazidis request Russian Federation to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court

Yazda Press Release: Tuesday 2 August 2016 Yazidis request Russian Federation to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court  Call comes as UN inquiry finds that genocide attempts ‘ongoing’  Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23 year old Iraqi Yazidi escapee from ISIS captivity and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, today supported the request by Yazda, which represents the Yazidi … Continue reading “Yazidis request Russian Federation to raise Yazidi genocide issue at International Criminal Court”

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Communiqué de Presse Yazda: Il y a deux ans, jour pour jour, Daesh attaquait Sinjar : La communauté Yazidie appelle la France à saisir la Cour Pénale Internationale du cas du génocide des Yazidis

Communiqué de Presse Yazda: Mardi 2 août 2016 Pour diffusion immédiate Il y a deux ans, jour pour jour, Daesh attaquait Sinjar : La communauté Yazidie appelle la France à saisir la Cour Pénale Internationale du cas du génocide des Yazidis Appel faisant suite à l’enquête menée par l’ONU établissant qu’une tentative de génocide « est en … Continue reading “Communiqué de Presse Yazda: Il y a deux ans, jour pour jour, Daesh attaquait Sinjar : La communauté Yazidie appelle la France à saisir la Cour Pénale Internationale du cas du génocide des Yazidis”

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Press Release: Nadia Murad and Yazda are Meeting Mr. Krestchman the Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg’s Tomorrow

Former ISIS Yazidi captive to thank Prime Minister Kretschmann for Baden-Wurttemberg’s help, calls for other countries to help former captives too. – Female former ISIS captives responding positively to treatment in Baden-Wurttemberg– Genocide investigation by International Criminal Court soughtNadia Murad BaseeTaha, a 22 year old Yazidi escapee from ISIS captivity and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will meet Mr Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg in … Continue reading “Press Release: Nadia Murad and Yazda are Meeting Mr. Krestchman the Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg’s Tomorrow”

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Nadia Murad and Yazda Executive Director to visit Ottawa and testify before House of Commons

For immediate release, July 17, 2016 Nadia Murad, a survivor of enslavement and human trafficking carried out by the so-called “Islamic State” (or “ISIS”), and a human rights activist, and Murad Ismael, Yazda Executive Director, will visit Ottawa from July 18th-26th. The purpose of the visit is to highlight the situation of the Yazidi people … Continue reading “Nadia Murad and Yazda Executive Director to visit Ottawa and testify before House of Commons”

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