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Dr. Ghafouri had been helping to lead an unprecedented mission on the Syrian-Iraqi border to reunite a dozen children, who were being held in a Kurdish-Syrian orphanage, with the Yazidi mothers who had been forced to abandon them.

Dr. Ghafouri had been helping to lead an unprecedented mission on the Syrian-Iraqi border to reunite a dozen children, who were being held in a Kurdish-Syrian orphanage, with the Yazidi mothers who had been forced to abandon them.

Dr. Neman Ghafouri helped Yazidi survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19. ⁦by @janearraf ⁩

The historic Yazidi homeland of Sinjar has long been the centre of an often-violent tug of war between various armed groups.

The historic Yazidi homeland of Sinjar has long been the centre of an often-violent tug of war between various armed groups.

Women from Iraq's Yazidi minority get together to perform centuries-old sacred songs. They've survived captivity by ISIS, and loved ones' deaths. "We are here to send a message to ISIS," says one choir member, "that we will never break."

After agonizing wait, Israel lets in Yazidi baby for life-saving treatment

The historic Yazidi homeland of Sinjar has long been the centre of an often-violent tug of war between various armed groups.

Photo of the Day | From ‘Islamic State’s Yazidi Survivors’ by @mayaalleruzzo , @AP , on the survivors of the slavery economy operated by the Iraqi forces in IS-held territory since 2017. Find out more about the #WPPh2021  nominated story:

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The historic Yazidi homeland of Sinjar has long been the centre of an often-violent tug of war between various armed groups.

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In 2014, ISIS took the life of my beloved mother. For 6 long years, I & other survivors were denied the right to bury our loved ones with dignity. Today, I am overwhelmed with emotion as the mass grave where she lays beside other Yazidi women is finally exhumed.

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide. Thousands of innocent Yazidis were killed & thousands were taken into slavery, 3000 remain missing. We lost everything, but we never gave up. Yazidis are stronger than the evil ideology of ISIS that wanted to destroy us.

“You had the Nobel Prize?” Donald Trump learns of Yazidi activist Nadia Murad. Here’s how the interaction unfolded

Remember this story next time you read an account of an innocent ISIS wife. The only reason we know this German woman tied up a 5 -year-old girl & left her to die of thirst is because she blabbed to an informant and the Yazidi mother survived = rare

Meet Nadia Murad, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She used her traumatic experience -- kidnapped, enslaved and raped by ISIS fighters -- to become an advocate for the Yazidi minority in Iraq and for the wider issues of refugees' and women's rights

A Yazidi woman from Iraq told Trump that ISIS killed her family. "Where are they now?" he asked.

'And you had the Nobel Prize? That's incredible. They gave it to you for what reason?' Donald Trump asks Nadia Murad After a pause, the Nobel laureate repeated her story about the deaths of her mother, six brothers, and thousands of the Yazidi community

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1/ When I was in Syria, ISIS women told me how Yazidi slaves had to endure virginity tests, rapes &jealous ISIS wives. Thread in English.?

Oh, c'mon. Better headline: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney calls for action at U.N. against genocide and mass rape of the Yazidi people.

Those who think Islamic State barbarity is a response to Western foreign policy might like to speak to the Yazidi women who are still alive

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