Perhaps you heard about the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Nadia Murad — a survivor of sexual violence as a weapon of war at the hands of ISIS. She was born and raised in a village called Sunjar in northern Iraq, a land that has long been the home of a unique group of people — the Yezidis.
This religious minority group was taken hostage by ISIS on August 3, 2016 for the purpose of complete annihilation, making this a genocide. The majority of men were killed immediately and young boys were taken to be trained as ISIS militants, leaving women and girls as the few remaining survivors. It was a very quick and very brutal take-over, that has left these women as homesick refugees.
One of the leading organizations working on long-term rehabilitation for this people group is the FREE YEZIDI FOUNDATION, founded and directed by Pari Ibrahim. They provide spaces for Yezidi refugees — mostly women and children — to get psychological care and develop skills needed to re-enter society.
From now until March 8 — International Women's Day — every dollar donated will be matched to help these women and girls who have been left so vulnerable, thanks to a generous donor. Join with us!