Economically Empowering Survivors of ISIS Captivity through Interim Reparative Measures

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Read: 1315     12:30     28 Март 2023    

“For Yazidi survivors of the ISIS terrorist attack, reparations are not an abstract principle of justice or a topic for legal debate. Reparations are the difference between going hungry – and having enough food to put on the table. Between being outcast from their communities.” - Nadia Murad

The Nadia Initiative, in collaboration with the Global Fund for Survivors, is implementing a temporary Reparations Project (IRM) in Sinjar and Duhok, allowing thousands of survivors to heal, recover and thrive.

So, Safia is one of the beneficiaries of the project, who participates in the IRM project in the form of support in creating a business, namely in helping to open her own locksmith workshop.

ISIS abducted Sofia and her family in 2014, and she was released five months later. The girl spent two years in a camp for displaced persons, where she experienced terrible physical and mental difficulties. Eventually, she returned to her native village of Hardan, where she settled, got married and gave birth to a daughter.

Safia, like other survivors, was given the right to vote when choosing the type of IRM she would like to receive, as part of the region's first survivor-oriented temporary compensation project. She opted for a local store that provides key copying and locksmith services.

"Our living situation has improved greatly since receiving the interim reparations, as has my psychological state. I am now managing my business, and I feel happy when I realize that I can support my family and community through my business," Safia said.





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Economically Empowering Survivors of ISIS Captivity through Interim Reparative Measures

2023/03/56445-1679987500.jpg
Read: 1316     12:30     28 Март 2023    

“For Yazidi survivors of the ISIS terrorist attack, reparations are not an abstract principle of justice or a topic for legal debate. Reparations are the difference between going hungry – and having enough food to put on the table. Between being outcast from their communities.” - Nadia Murad

The Nadia Initiative, in collaboration with the Global Fund for Survivors, is implementing a temporary Reparations Project (IRM) in Sinjar and Duhok, allowing thousands of survivors to heal, recover and thrive.

So, Safia is one of the beneficiaries of the project, who participates in the IRM project in the form of support in creating a business, namely in helping to open her own locksmith workshop.

ISIS abducted Sofia and her family in 2014, and she was released five months later. The girl spent two years in a camp for displaced persons, where she experienced terrible physical and mental difficulties. Eventually, she returned to her native village of Hardan, where she settled, got married and gave birth to a daughter.

Safia, like other survivors, was given the right to vote when choosing the type of IRM she would like to receive, as part of the region's first survivor-oriented temporary compensation project. She opted for a local store that provides key copying and locksmith services.

"Our living situation has improved greatly since receiving the interim reparations, as has my psychological state. I am now managing my business, and I feel happy when I realize that I can support my family and community through my business," Safia said.





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #nadiainitiative