Arte TV Spotlights Yazidi Community with FYF Field Staff

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Read: 493     12:30     25 Май 2023    

European culture TV channel, Arte TV, recently spent time with “Free Yezidi Foundation’s (FYF) Country Director, Hewan Omer, to discuss the current state of the Yazidi community in Iraq nearly a decade after the genocide. Hewan took Arte TV’s crew to the Yazidi homeland, Sinjar, to illustrate the lingering destruction and lack of investment in the region’s redevelopment. The crew also visited the IDP camps in Duhok, where nearly half the Yazidi population still reside in makeshift tents, and lack basic services, such as healthcare, education, and livelihood opportunities.

FYF’s team showed Arte TV’s crew the FYF Enterprise and Training Center, where Yazidi women are empowered with livelihood skills and job opportunities. Staff emphasized the importance of investing in women’s economic empowerment, in particular vulnerable Yazidi women who suffer from compounding vulnerabilities, including gender discrimination in the workforce and insecurities related to protracted displacement and ethno-religious discrimination. Their trip ended with a visit to the Yazidi holy place, Lalish, where the community continues to practice their religion in hopes for a better, peaceful future.





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Arte TV Spotlights Yazidi Community with FYF Field Staff

2023/05/65465-1684997682.jpg
Read: 494     12:30     25 Май 2023    

European culture TV channel, Arte TV, recently spent time with “Free Yezidi Foundation’s (FYF) Country Director, Hewan Omer, to discuss the current state of the Yazidi community in Iraq nearly a decade after the genocide. Hewan took Arte TV’s crew to the Yazidi homeland, Sinjar, to illustrate the lingering destruction and lack of investment in the region’s redevelopment. The crew also visited the IDP camps in Duhok, where nearly half the Yazidi population still reside in makeshift tents, and lack basic services, such as healthcare, education, and livelihood opportunities.

FYF’s team showed Arte TV’s crew the FYF Enterprise and Training Center, where Yazidi women are empowered with livelihood skills and job opportunities. Staff emphasized the importance of investing in women’s economic empowerment, in particular vulnerable Yazidi women who suffer from compounding vulnerabilities, including gender discrimination in the workforce and insecurities related to protracted displacement and ethno-religious discrimination. Their trip ended with a visit to the Yazidi holy place, Lalish, where the community continues to practice their religion in hopes for a better, peaceful future.





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis