yazidis

There is simply not enough qualified help and resource in the region to deal with the needs of those who have survived sexual torture and significant trauma. Yazidis have been victims of extremists for centuries and don't feel safe.
Amid the trail of destruction, over three thousand daughters, mothers and grandmothers were seized and taken deep into Islamic State's heartland. Here, they were branded 'infidels', tortured, raped and sold into sexual slavery. I'm a British Yazidi teenager, determined to help these women.
The incredible moment when 34 women and children escaped from the group calling itself Islamic State is captured in moving
It is very clear that rape is being used as a weapon of war here and more needs to be done to protect these vulnerable women. Global leaders need to step in and take more of a stand against ISIL before it is too late and a whole culture has been wiped out and many lives ruined.
Focus group discussions with internally displaced people living in camps and urban areas reveal that many women and girls - mainly from Yazidis communities - are still missing. Often, they have suffered inexplicable abuse.
Many times I ask myself: are we really in the third millennium? Or are we living in the Middle Ages, a time when the law of the jungle reigns supreme and the strong does as it pleases to the weak, killing the latter's women, kidnapping them, selling them and forcing them together with their children to change their religion?
The Commons returned this week to a major statement from Prime Minister David Cameron on several international crises including Iraq. Denouncing Isil barbarism, he defined his position as providing equipment to the Kurdish forces and supporting US military air strikes...
In the school I sat with Sherman Haj, a woman of around 40 who looked at least 10 years older. She had arrived at the school with her two youngest children nearly two weeks previously. Sherman Haj was still grappling with the sudden shock of how her life had been torn apart.
More than 20,000 members of the Yazidi sect have been escorted by Kurdish forces away from Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq
US military forces have landed in Iraq to help evacuate the 30,000 Yazidi Iraqis who remain trapped by surrounding Islamic