Stichting Free Yezidi is since augustus 2014 officieel geregistreerd bij de Kamer van Koophandel (nummer: 61279838). De stichting is door de Belastingdienst aangewezen als een algemeen nut beogende instelling (ANBI). Ons RSIN nummer is: 8542.81.861. 

Pari Ibrahim, a Yezidi woman, left Iraq with her family when she was three years old, fleeing attacks by the Saddam Hussein regime. She had lived outside the city of Duhok in the town of Khanke. She and her family were brought to the Netherlands as political refugees. She is the Executive Director of the Free Yezidi Foundation, and is passionate about psychological treatment for sexual abuse survivors, gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Yezidi community, awareness of the plight of the Yezidis, resettlement of the most severe cases among the Yezidi survivors, and the pursuit of justice and accountability.

After the ISIS attacks on Sinjar and the Yezidi population in August 2014, Ms Ibrahim founded the Free Yezidi Foundation to help Yezidi civilians in need and raise awareness of the situation. On behalf of the Foundation, she has spoken at the United Nations Security Council, the British Parliament, and a number of prominent universities and think tanks. Pari has also been active in organising protests and speaking with the media, including Al-Monitor, the BBC, Al-Jazeera, and the Dutch news show Brandpunt. After the first fact-finding missions to meet with survivors, Ms Ibrahim understood that the Foundation would be most effective by providing services and assistance directly to survivors. She has spearheaded FYF efforts to establish women's and children's centers, leads the FYF justice project, and conducts general advocacy to promote greater humanitarian and human rights support to Yezidi civilians.

Ms Ibrahim is an advocate of heightened attention to and appreciation of gender issues in the Yezidi community, and seeks respect and acknowledgment of women’s rights in the broadest sense.

Ms Ibrahim studied law at the University of Amsterdam. She speaks Kurmanji, Dutch, English, and German.

Fadoua Haddad-Sylvester werkt sinds 2015 als kandidaat-notaris op een notariskantoor. Ze houdt zich voornamelijk bezig met het familierecht en het onroerend goed recht.

Mevrouw Haddad-Sylvester heeft vanaf dichtbij de oprichting van de Free Yezidi Foundation meegemaakt. Het was voor haar dan ook geheel vanzelfsprekend dat zij zich na het afronden van haar postacademische beroepsopleiding zou inzetten voor de Free Yezidi Foundation. Als penningmeester hoopt mevrouw Haddad-Sylvester de verder groeiende Free Yezidi Foundation te kunnen begeleiden en ondersteunen.
Eelke Halbertsma has been involved with the Free Yezidi Foundation from shortly after its establishment in 2014. He manages the website, edits photos, writes and translates news posts and other content, and supports the Foundation with a variety of other things. Eelke is passionate about human rights and the plight of the Yezidis following the devastating attacks that began in 2014.

Before joining FYF, Eelke completed VWO (Preparatory Scientific Education) in the Netherlands. Eelke has completed a number of courses on web-development, graphic design and writing skills. Currently, apart from his work for the Foundation, Eelke also participates in an internship at the IT department of a large company in the Netherlands. He speaks, writes and reads Dutch, English and German fluently.