Life For Iraqi Women And Girls Worsening
In August 2015, ISIS attacked the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. Thousands fled to Mt. Sinjar, including the ethnic minority Yezidis. Many believe in coming to their aid, U.S. airstrikes and the Iraqi army prevented a genocide.
Human rights lawyer and advisor to the Iraqi Children Foundation, Sherizaan Minwalla specializes in gender-based violence in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. She recently moved back to the United States and updates us on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Iraq, especially for Yezidi women and girls. Minwalla calls their future “uncertain.”