Working to Restore the Life of the Yazidi Minority

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Read: 583     15:30     07 Сентябрь 2022    

Yazidi activists and civil society organizations work tirelessly with the Yazda group to achieve security, justice, and human rights for their Yazidi community.

Yazidi women face particularly difficult obstacles to livelihood and financial independence - the problem becomes even more serious due to the total unemployment in the areas where the Yazidi minority lives.

Achievement

In March 2021, Yazidi activists and civil society, supported by the International Organization for Migration in Iraq, achieved a major breakthrough, namely: The Iraqi Council of Representatives adopted the Law on Yazidi Survivors, which formally recognizes the acts of genocide committed by ISIS against Yazidis and other minorities and establishes a framework for providing financial support and other forms of compensation to survivors. The law includes monthly stipends, shelter, educational assistance, access to health care and mental health services and more.

Yes, the law was adopted, but in fact it still does not work, Yazidi youth with the support of non-governmental organizations are trying to get the justice mechanism going.

Despite the progress made over the past eight years in supporting survivors of the genocide committed by ISIS, recovery will take time.

To the question, "How is society recovering after the genocide?" - there are no clear answers, but increased investment in building the capacity of Yazidis, Shabaks, Turkmen and Christians leading the campaign for justice is a vital first step.

United Nations

Author Sarah Gold





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #humanrights  



Working to Restore the Life of the Yazidi Minority

2022/09/46545-1662536437.jpg
Read: 584     15:30     07 Сентябрь 2022    

Yazidi activists and civil society organizations work tirelessly with the Yazda group to achieve security, justice, and human rights for their Yazidi community.

Yazidi women face particularly difficult obstacles to livelihood and financial independence - the problem becomes even more serious due to the total unemployment in the areas where the Yazidi minority lives.

Achievement

In March 2021, Yazidi activists and civil society, supported by the International Organization for Migration in Iraq, achieved a major breakthrough, namely: The Iraqi Council of Representatives adopted the Law on Yazidi Survivors, which formally recognizes the acts of genocide committed by ISIS against Yazidis and other minorities and establishes a framework for providing financial support and other forms of compensation to survivors. The law includes monthly stipends, shelter, educational assistance, access to health care and mental health services and more.

Yes, the law was adopted, but in fact it still does not work, Yazidi youth with the support of non-governmental organizations are trying to get the justice mechanism going.

Despite the progress made over the past eight years in supporting survivors of the genocide committed by ISIS, recovery will take time.

To the question, "How is society recovering after the genocide?" - there are no clear answers, but increased investment in building the capacity of Yazidis, Shabaks, Turkmen and Christians leading the campaign for justice is a vital first step.

United Nations

Author Sarah Gold





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #humanrights