Women of Sinjar

New women’s empowerment platform opens in Sinjar

SINJAR — The Women of Sinjar initiative launched today, aimed at empowering women, finding kidnapped Yazidi women, and providing counseling to those affected by tragedy. This effort, highlighted by the slogan “A lion is a lion, regardless of gender,” was introduced by Nahida Khader, the initiative’s director. The launch, supported by the USAID Recovery Program, marks a significant step in promoting women’s empowerment and support within the community.

The initiative is designed to foster an equal and supportive environment for women, particularly focusing on the recovery and empowerment of Yazidi survivors.

Khader emphasized the importance of this initiative in motivating actions to locate Yazidi women kidnapped by ISIS nearly ten years ago.

The initiative will offer a range of support services, including training programs, entrepreneurial project support, legal and social counseling, youth empowerment efforts, and educational workshops and seminars.

Additionally, it aims to provide psychological counseling and establish a network for support and guidance, enhancing women’s roles and their societal impact.

Khader invites all Sinjar women to engage with the initiative, which is located in the Azadi neighborhood near the Yazidi shrine in the city center.

Yazidi girl liberated from Al-Hol camp

Yazidi girl liberated from Al-Hol camp

Yazidi activist Mirza Dinnayi awarded U.S. international religious freedom award

Yazidi activist Mirza Dinnayi awarded U.S. international religious freedom award