Posts Tagged: ISIS

The Sexual Slavery of Yazidis by ISIS
July 18, 2017

The Sexual Slavery of Yazidis by ISIS

In August 2014, ISIS attacked the largely Yazidi populated region of Sinjar, Iraq. The Yazidis are a minority group located primarily in northern Iraq, by the Syrian border. The Yazidi religion has aspects of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, but differs in their belief in reincarnation and the idea that God put the world in the care of seven holy beings. Because of this, the group has been targeted heavily by ISIS, who label the Yazidis as devil worshipers.

November 10, 2014

ISIS Continues to Engage in Sex Trafficking

Over two months have passed since Dr. Haleh Esfandiari’s groundbreaking piece highlighting ISIS’s cruelty towards women and the little media …

September 15, 2014

ISIS’s Human Trafficking Crimes Get Little Attention

In the wake of U.S. President Obama’s announcement last week of his plan to combat ISIS, press attention around the …