“In addition to its significant humanitarian work through its victim assistance center in Kurdistan, Iraq, Yazda has worked to raise the international profile of the Yazidi plight and advocated for formal recognition of a genocide by the International Criminal Court. In collaboration with Yazidi survivor and international spokeswoman Nadia Murad, former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and communications firm Uncommon Union, Yazda launched the “It’s On U” campaign to pressure governments to support the case and recruited human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to take it on.”
Read more on Fast Company.
Amal Clooney, a human-rights lawyer, is working with a Yazidi refugee to put Islamic State in the dock.
Read more in The Economist Magazine.
“When I addressed the UN Security Council earlier this year, I told them I was ashamed as a supporter of the United Nations that states are failing to punish genocide. I am ashamed that there is no justice being done and barely a complaint being made about it. More than that, I am ashamed as a woman that women like Nadia can today have their bodies sold and used like battlefields. I am ashamed as a human being that we ignore their cries for help.”
Read more at The Independent.
“I was not raised to give speeches,” she said. “Neither was I born to meet world leaders, nor to represent a cause so heavy, so difficult,” she said.
But she would continue “so that one day we can look our abusers in the eye in a court in The Hague and tell the world what they have done to us,” she said. “So my community can heal. So I can be the last girl to come before you.”