Since 2014, FYF’s work has supported the Yezidi community in Iraq in the fight for humanitarian recovery and comprehensive justice and accountability. FYF has engaged in activities to protect and promote human rights and pursue justice on behalf of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and other atrocity crimes.
A key component of this pursuit is advocating on behalf of and engaging with civil society organizations. In addition, FYF works alongside the UN and various governmental and intergovernmental entities in the donor community to ensure that vital resources reach Yezidi communities with the greatest need, while also arguing for projects that will empower Yezidis to create sustainable, long-term change. FYF is also active in pressing the international community to ensure ethical, sustainable solutions for aid and human rights considerations for Yezidis and preventing exploitation of a vulnerable members of the community, especially women.