yazidi

terrorism

After Escape, Former ISIS Sex Slaves Find Hope in 'Rebaptism' Ceremony

Before the terror group enslaved its women, a Yazidi who had sex with someone outside the faith would be cast out—or worse. Survivors are now finding hope in a new ritual.
Corine Redfern
11.1.17
refugees

These Yazidis survived genocide. Now they're trying to start over in Europe

Katy Fallon
10.15.17
war and conflict

ISIS is still holding nearly 2,000 Yazidi women as slaves

Since the Islamic State swept into Sinjar in August, 2014, the women have been treated as property of the group's fighters, who marry, trade, or sell them.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.20.16
war and conflict

New Report Uncovers 35 Yazidi Mass Graves in Iraq

The Islamic State has massacred large numbers of the Yazidis, and forced others into sexual slavery.
Rachel Browne
1.29.16
war and conflict

Reclaiming Sinjar: Pushing Back the Islamic State

VICE News embedded with peshmerga forces as they retook Sinjar with the hopes of cutting off the resupply routes between Islamic State territory territory in Syria and Iraq.
VICE News
11.19.15
iraq

Pushing Back the Islamic State (Trailer)

VICE News embedded with peshmerga forces as they retook Sinjar with the hopes of cutting off the resupply routes between Islamic State territory territory in Syria and Iraq.
VICE News
11.16.15
virgins

This Army of Women is Fighting Against the Islamic State

The IS persecuted their people, now these warrior Yazidi women are ruining their virgin afterlife fantasies.
Rula Al-Nasrawi
10.17.15
Syria

Yazidi Groups Plead With International Criminal Court to Prosecute ‘Genocide’ by Islamic State

Yazda International and Free Yazidi Foundation, backed by the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq, met with the ICC prosecutor today to present a new report outlining how IS fighters have slaughtered, enslaved, and raped Yazidis.
Rachel Browne
9.24.15
war and conflict

Warzones Risk Creating a Lost Generation of Children in the Middle East and North Africa

Violence and accompanying chaos in major conflict areas have kept more than 13 million children from attending school, potentially leaving a generation devoid of basic education.
Samuel Oakford
9.4.15
middle east

'Jewish Schindler' Tells Critical Yazidi Leaders to Stop Talking About Him

Steve Maman, a Montreal businessman, claims that he and his non-profit group have rescued 128 Yazidis and Christians from enslavement by Islamic State militants. Yazidi leaders have asked him to back up his claims.
Rachel Browne
8.29.15
middle east

Yazidi Leaders Want Proof ‘Jewish Schindler’ Saved 128 Women and Children From the Islamic State

"We are doing this with a pure heart to help people," says Steve Maman, who has made international headlines for his Canadian charity that has raised more than $500,000 to rescue Christian and Yazidi women.
Rachel Browne
8.26.15
Europe

Belgium Rescues 244 Christians From War-Torn Syria In Covert Operation

A civil society group, aided by the Belgian government, helped the refugees flee to Lebanon, where the Belgian embassy provided them with visas to continue on to Europe.
Pierre-Louis Caron
7.9.15
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