Yezidi girls and women

In August 2014 militants of the Islamic State (IS) attacked the habitat of the Iraqi Yezidi minority, enslaving thousands of Yezidi girls and women. Those who have managed to escape or have been freed are often severely traumatized.

To make things worse, there is a big taboo on sexually abused women in the Yezidi community, and their return is hampered by lack of acceptance and exclusion.

Through individual support including art therapy the girls and women learn to express their feelings and learn to cope with their experiences. With your donation, WarTrauma Foundation and her local partner EMMA Foundation can make this therapy widely available in Iraqi Kurdistan.