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Activists Around the World are RISING to #StopYazidiGenocide

Today marks the tragic two-year anniversary of the attack by IS or ISIL (also known as ISIS or DEASH) on the Yazidi people of Northern Iraq. One Billion Rising has joined the campaign spearheaded by Yazidi activist and survivor Nadia Murad and Yazda call on the world to RISE TO DEMAND THE RELEASE OF THE CAPTURED 3,000 YAZIDI WOMEN.

"The response from the normal people has been immense. Anyone I have spoken to has felt sympathy. They all feel my pain and they all say they want to do something. For the governments and officials, I have also visited 17 countries, they show support, but there has been no action. No action on ending ISIS or on ICC case, or even on helping refugees or on allowing special cases to find a safe home. Since 2 years the situation for Yazidis is getting worse day by the day as the genocide is ongoing as the last U.N. report stated. Some countries individually have acknowledged the genocide and I am glad they have done so. But there has been no action. I would like to take this opportunity to ask people to participate in my social media campaign on Aug. 3 and tweet #Remember3August or #StopYazidiGenocide" - Nadia Murad


"Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad Speaks Out on the 'Holocaust' of Her People in Iraq" Eve Interviews Nadia Murad for TIME Magazine

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Eve has just released an interview with Nadia in TIME on the anniversary of the attack on Sinjar.

"In April this year, I had the honor of writing a piece on Nadia Murad for the TIME 100 list of the most influential people of the year. Nadia is a member of the ethnic Kurdish minority Yazidi people, one of thousands who was brutally enslaved by ISIS in Iraq, who now bravely travels the world to raise awareness of the genocide.

After writing about her, I reached out to meet Nadia and find ways our movements V-Day and One Billion Rising could be in solidarity with hers, to highlight the efforts of Yazidi women and men to end genocide and sexual terrorism by ISIS.

Today is the two year anniversary of the Sinjar Massacre in northern Iraq. On that date it is estimated that 10,000 Yazidis were killed or enslaved. In the recent Chilcot inquiry in Britain on the war in Iraq, intelligence reports show that ISIS "was formed during the Iraq war of 2003 as the country and its institutions were dismantled and disenfranchised Iraqis were led to sectarianism."

This makes the west, particularly the U.S and U.K., accountable for the crimes that have followed. The genocidal war against the Yazidi people continues, despite the courage of activists like Nadia in speaking out for justice. On Wednesday Nadia and Yazda, a global Yazidi organization have launched a campaign with One Billion Rising to stop the genocide. I spoke with Nadia recently, to get her thoughts on the anniversary of this horror: "

Read the interview in TIME >


One Billion Rising Activists RISE in Solidarity with Yazidi Women

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Today, activists around the world are sharing their support and RISING online to #StopYazidiGenocide. Follow the campaign and stand with us as we demand justice for the enslaved, tortured and raped Yazidi women who have escaped and for those who remain in captivity.

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