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KMEWO’s Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

Yazidi refugee women hold a banner as they wait for the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey, on June 20, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Three years after the Yazidi Genocide took place, KMEWO calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi governments to act on the horrific human rights abuses suffered by 6,470 abducted Yazidi women and children. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) began an attack on the Yazidi community living in the district of Sinjar, Iraqi Kurdistan. Women and girls over the age ... Read More »

Dead but not forgotten: The unexpected deaths of three Yazidi sisters

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Written by Nazaneen Rashid Edited by Teresa Thornhill Six years ago three Yazidi were found dead under suspicious circumstances. The cause of their death is not yet confirmed, but murder is strongly believed to be the most likely cause. A crusade to establish the reason for the women’s death is on-going. In the compelling article that follows, Nazaneen Rashid dismisses some ... Read More »

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ZERO TOLERANCE AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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The 6th of February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Sponsored by the United Nations, the day aims to increase awareness of the procedure and to campaign for it to be prohibited globally. FGM is carried out on girls from infants to early teens for cultural reasons. FGM has no medical or ... Read More »

Thank you for your votes!

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KMEWO is very proud to have reached the finals in the National Lottery Awards for the title of Best Voluntary/Charity Project Category this year. The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favorite Lottery-funded projects,and they aim to celebrate and recognize the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK. A Big Thank You ... Read More »