August 3rd marks the fourth anniversary of the Daesh attack on the Yezidi community in Sinjar – the beginning of their genocidal campaign against the Yezidi people.
Four years on, Yezidis are still waiting for any measure of justice or accountability. The scale and extreme nature of ISIS crimes against civilians, particularly religious minorities, have still not led to indictments or prosecutions.
On Wednesday, August 1st, the Free Yezidi Foundation, the Global Justice Center, UN Women & the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict held a remembrance and panel discussion in which was discussed the justice and accountability for the genocide, trauma recovery and rehabilitation, and how to ensure women are at the center of conflict resolution.
The video recording of the event can be viewed below: