The plight of Yazidi women in Sinjar Issues and Challenges after the ISIL genocide

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The Kurdistan Women's Union has expressed deep concern over the ongoing problems faced by women in the predominantly Yazidi-populated Sinjar district of Iraq's Nineveh province, saying their situation has not improved since the 2014 ISIL genocide.

The head of the Union's Sinjar office, Adiba Saido Cheto, spoke about the difficult living conditions of Yazidi women in Sinjar, especially those living in refugee camps. She stressed that despite the decision of the Iraqi federal government to close the refugee camps in June 2024, the allocated financial assistance of four million dinars for returnees is insufficient to meet the needs of Sinjar residents.

Cheto also expressed alarm at the activities of armed groups in Sinjar who harass and deceive young Yezidi girls, leading to their disappearance.  She emphasised the urgency of addressing these issues to ensure the safety and well-being of women in the region.

The plight of women in Sinjar is exacerbated by a history of abductions by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), hundreds of cases of which have been reported in recent years. Despite requests from relatives to return their loved ones, their pleas have often gone unheeded.

Cheto's statements come amid conflicting claims about the security situation in Sinjar. While Iraq's Ministry of Migration and Refugees, headed by a minister linked to militias, claims that Sinjar residents are no longer at risk, the reality on the ground paints a different picture: women remain vulnerable to various threats and dangers.





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The plight of Yazidi women in Sinjar Issues and Challenges after the ISIL genocide

2024/04/6876-1714039873.jpg
Read: 600     12:00     24 Апрель 2024    

The Kurdistan Women's Union has expressed deep concern over the ongoing problems faced by women in the predominantly Yazidi-populated Sinjar district of Iraq's Nineveh province, saying their situation has not improved since the 2014 ISIL genocide.

The head of the Union's Sinjar office, Adiba Saido Cheto, spoke about the difficult living conditions of Yazidi women in Sinjar, especially those living in refugee camps. She stressed that despite the decision of the Iraqi federal government to close the refugee camps in June 2024, the allocated financial assistance of four million dinars for returnees is insufficient to meet the needs of Sinjar residents.

Cheto also expressed alarm at the activities of armed groups in Sinjar who harass and deceive young Yezidi girls, leading to their disappearance.  She emphasised the urgency of addressing these issues to ensure the safety and well-being of women in the region.

The plight of women in Sinjar is exacerbated by a history of abductions by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), hundreds of cases of which have been reported in recent years. Despite requests from relatives to return their loved ones, their pleas have often gone unheeded.

Cheto's statements come amid conflicting claims about the security situation in Sinjar. While Iraq's Ministry of Migration and Refugees, headed by a minister linked to militias, claims that Sinjar residents are no longer at risk, the reality on the ground paints a different picture: women remain vulnerable to various threats and dangers.





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