Campaign waged by Saddam Hussein’s government to exterminate Iraqi Kurds has yet to be recognised universally as a genocide.
Life was simple in Sinjar, Iraq, 80 miles west of Mosul, but that was not since the so-called Islamic State destroyed the town and its surrounding villages in 2014...
The terrorist organisation Islamic State has left many Yazidis with lasting trauma. They were ambushed and sexually enslaved. Those who could escape now need help. ARD covers The Boxing Sisters project run by The Lotus Flower.
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As the last Islamic State fighters are being flushed out of Syria, some of their victims are trying to make them face a legal reckoning for their crimes, here in Australia.
A group of Yazidi women is launching a compensation case later this week in a New South Wales court.
The women say they were raped and abused by the Australian Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, who is believed to have been killed in an airstrike in 2017.
Their claim is being supported by the Lotus Flower, a British-based NGO for displaced women.
A group of Yazidi women who say they were enslaved, raped and abused by Australia's most infamous terrorist are looking to a New South Wales tribunal for compensation.
When Isis launched an assault on the Sinjar region in 2014, thousands were subjected to what the UN described as ‘some of the most horrific crimes imaginable’. Katie O'Malley talks to the British charity on a mission to empower survivors
A Kurdish woman who fled to London as a child from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein is leading a claim for damages by Yazidis who say they were persecuted by an Isis fighter.
London: Women enslaved and abused by Australians who joined Islamic State overseas should be entitled to victims’ compensation payments in Australia, says a British group campaigning for refugee Yazidis.
We parked at the foot of the mountains and began walking. We hadn’t gone far when I felt the first contraction. To my horror, I realised I was going to give birth there.
Hawar was healthy but I felt nothing but guilt for bringing him into the world
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“They had to flee their homes in the face of the relentless advance of ISIL. Now they've found a place to call their own.”
The Lotus Flower is a charity supporting women displaced by violence in northern Iraq with a training schedule of sewing, hairdressing, human rights...and boxing
We are incredibly grateful to Asma Khan, London restaurateur and owner of Darjeeling Express, for raising funds to help us establish new cafés for women and girls who are ISIS survivors.
A 36-year-old genocide survivor wants to teach women who survived traumatic experiences how to box.
'It's difficult to stand in front of someone who's holding weapons, but I'm sure it would make a difference if we knew how to fight back'
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“I’ll never forget the day back in the early eighties when, at the tender age of four, my life was turned upside down forever.”
“If ISIS attack again, I want to know how to fight”
Taban Shoresh tells Maajid Nawaz how she escaped from Sadam Hussein's genocide against the Kurds in the 80s.