In Daughters of the Sun, nine young Yezidi women now trying to reshape their lives Your donation will be used for their own shops with which they earn a living and for courses to further their development.
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UPDATE JUNI 2023
Many thanks to all donors!
Since the start of the Share Doc campaign for the nine Yazidi women from Daughters of the Sun, we could give each of them € 2.450. They all spent part of the money on daily necessities. Two women used it to pay for investments in their shops. One woman paid for a long-delayed surgery for her father with the donation. Another woman still had debts from before the war that urgently needed to be paid off.
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Share Doc campaign needs your support for a Yazidi@School
Yazidi@School will provide English classes in the relief camps.
The Yazidi women who were sexually abused by IS often missed their entire secondary school years. They were abducted as teenagers in 2014 and most were not released as young adults until around 2019. There is no adult education in Kurdistan and only education for children has been set up in the refugee camps.
Margaret Rijkelijkhuizen, who has seen Daughters of the Sun in three different cinemas, has been a teacher of English for non-native speakers in her working life. She will start a one-year English course for 30 Yezidi women and 30 supportive family members or friends in Al Mashram camp in September 2023. She will live in the refugee camp during the teaching.
Share Doc for expenses Yazidi@School
We need funding for the reimbursement of expenses such as travel, food and educational materials during one year. For this, we raise funds through Share Doc from June 2023 onwards. This idea came about in close consultation with, and on the advice of, the Yazidi women from Daughters of the Sun.
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More and previous information on Daughters of the Sun
In Daughters of the Sun, nine young Yezidi women participate who experienced a horrible nightmare when they were kidnapped by IS. Now they are trying to reshape their lives from the refugee camps around Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan. Your support for them in this effort is most welcome. The revenues will be divided equally among the nine women and will be used for their own shops with which they earn a living and for courses to further their development.
The Yezidi women were young, often still children, when they were abducted from the mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan. They were brutally separated from their families, forcibly converted to Islam and conscripted as sex slaves of IS fighters. Many have since returned to their communities and the question is whether these young women can begin a new life.
Dutch-Kurdish filmmaker Reber Dosky traveled to the center of the Jezidi community to capture their stories.
In 2014, the Islamic State attacked the province of Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan. A place mostly home to Jezidi, a religious community with many traditions. Many older men and women were executed. Young women were brutally separated from their families, forcibly converted to Islam and conscripted as sex slaves of IS fighters. Since the liberation of Sinjar in 2016 by Kurdish forces, many have returned to refugee camps around Duhok. The question is whether the women can begin a new life.
In Daughters of the Sun, Kurdish-Dutch filmmaker Reber Dosky follows nine of the survivors as they return to their communities. The young women receive help from theater-maker Hussein, who cares about their fate and helps them on their way. He mediates the liberation of more women, who are still held as slaves by fugitive IS fighters in Turkey.