Thousands of Yazidi people have been affected by ISIS attempts at genocide, especially women and girls. Yazda is giving them hope again.

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In August 2014, the Islamic State abducted thousands of Yazidi women and girls, who were subjected to rape, violence, forced conversions to Islam, and married to ISIS militants. These atrocious acts were part of an attempt of the Islamic State to eliminate Yazidi culture. Many women have now been released or escaped while others remain in the hands of ISIS/ISIL. These survivors of captivity and enslavement require a significant amount of psychological support and care. Since early 2015, Yazda has run a case management program to assist survivors. A Women’s Center has been established that runs weekly support groups, baking classes, handicraft classes, gives one-on-one psychological support, and provides material aid. A case manager is assigned to each woman, who tracks her progress and monitors needs. To date, Yazda has assisted over 1050 survivors of enslavement and captivity.Yazda also maintains one of the largest databases of women held by ISIS/ISIL. Through this database, women are tracked and provided services by both Yazda and government authorities.

https://www.yazda.org/women-center/

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North Korean prison system worse than Nazi concentration camps.

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http://time.com/5060144/north-korea-political-prisons/?utm_source=time.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=2017121312pm&xid=newsletter-brief

Rohingya: The forbidden word!

https://news.sky.com/story/hidden-rohingya-camp-that-the-pope-will-not-see-on-myanmar-visit-11147274

Pope Francis enters the toxic mix of narrow minded greed and nationalism that lie at the core of today’s Myanmar. Even using the word Rohingya is likely to incur an extreme reaction from Buddhists, who will see the term as offensive and inflammatory. 600,000 flee from rape, burnings, torture and murder. They are ROHINGYA people who have lived in that area for generations.MYANMAR-VATICAN-RELIGION-POPE