Turkey Must Be Held Accountable for Its Abuse of Syria’s Yazidis

Dec 09, 2020

An August report by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the Turkish occupation of northern Syria did not mince words, testifying that there has been a dramatic increase in killings, kidnappings, unlawful transfers of people and seizures of land and properties by the Turkish military and its...

The Genocide of Yazidis is Not Over

Aug 02, 2017

The women and girls victimized by IS deserve to see their persecutors held accountable for their crimes in an international court. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked the Yazidi community in Sinjar, Iraq. Since then, the Yazidis have been the target of an explicit and...

When Yazidi Leaders Speak

Jul 11, 2017

The Yazidis of the Middle East have been persecuted for centuries. But who are they? Since 2014, a unique ethno-religious community in northern Iraq/Kurdistan known as the Yazidis have been persecuted ruthlessly by the Islamic State (IS). The information within this article is built upon what...

The Fate of Iraq’s Indigenous Communities

Jan 25, 2017

The battle for Mosul will very likely push Iraq’s indigenous populations to the fringes of society. Remember who the US military first aided when American warplanes joined the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in 2014? It wasn’t the Iraqi government. It was a religious minority known as...

Yazidi Refugees Tell Their Story

Sep 28, 2016

Yazidi refugees reveal tragic and inspirational stories of surviving ethnic cleansing by the Islamic State. The Yazidi people are an ethno-religious group with aspects of their religion entailing a mixture of Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. They...