Yezidi Women's Services

by Free Yezidi Foundation
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Yezidi Women's Services
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Yezidi Women's Services
Yezidi Women's Services
Yezidi Women's Services
Yezidi Women's Services

Summary

FYF is a women-led organisation which priorities services by and for Yezidi women. These services range from education, training, human rights awareness, legal guidance, combatting GBV, and skills provision. FYF seeks support in order to implement and oversee a wide range of activities to benefit Yezidi women, including those recovering from genocide and sexual enslavement.

$100,000
total goal
$41,878
remaining
505
donors
7
monthly donors
11
fundraisers
6
years

Challenge

In August 2014, ISIS militants swept through Sinjar in northern Iraq in a deliberate attempt to annihilate the Yezidis, an ethnoreligious minority. They employed brutal tactics including mass executions, rape, forced conscription of children, and sexual enslavement of young women and girls. To this day, 200,000 Yezidis remain displaced and female survivors require specialized post-trauma psychological assistance, education, and livelihoods support to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

Solution

FYF promotes women's rights, recovery, and capacity-building and training in a variety of different ways. Through training, FYF provides increased opportunities for employment. Through education, FYF provides basic tools for understanding of rights, languages, and skills. Through combating GBV, FYF assists Yezidi women in need. Through trauma treatment, FYF helps Yezidi women recover. Through the ETC, FYF promote women's enterprise.

Long-Term Impact

For survivors of genocide, sexual enslavement, and human trafficking, the importance of a safe, gender-sensitive space cannot be overstated. These Yezidi women are attempting to recover from war crimes while living in displacement - a situation which by itself is already challenging. This project ensures the FYF team can design, oversee, implement, and support a variety of programs to provide services to empower Yezidi women.

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Organization Information

Free Yezidi Foundation

Location: Duhok, NA - Iraq
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @free_yezidi
Project Leader:
Pari Ibrahim
Duhok, Kurdistan Region Iraq
$58,122 raised of $100,000 goal
 
739 donations
$41,878 to go
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