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Rebuilding from the Yazidi Genocide: From Genocide to Justice

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Sun, Oct 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

On Sunday, October 17th, EIHR partners with Nadia's Initiative to present Yazidis in Iraq: Rebuilding and Healing from Genocide.

Sign up for this unique, free opportunity from experts at Nadia's Initiative. You’ll learn about the Yazidis: who they are as a people, their persecution and genocide at the hands of ISIS, and their current situation. In addition, you’ll hear ideas for how students, teachers, and communities can get involved, learn actions they can take, and how to advocate for the Yazidis. Attendees will also receive a special guide to use in their classrooms.

Register here.

Nadia’s Initiative was founded by Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS’s invasion of the Sinjar region of Iraq and subsequent ethnic cleansing campaign against the Yazidis. Since escaping from ISIS, Nadia has been a vocal human rights advocate, and founder of Nadia’s Initiative.

Nadia’s Initiative works to end the use of women and girls as weapons of war and to ensure survivors’ voices are heard. They seek justice through fighting to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes and to enable survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. Nadia’s Initiative also advocates to ensure that communities in crisis are not forgotten by working to restore basic resources, services, and security in fragile regions. Currently, Nadia’s Initiative is focusing their efforts on rebuilding Nadia Murad’s ancestral homeland in Sinjar, Iraq, which was systematically destroyed by ISIS in 2014.

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