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Daughters of the sun

 
 

Sarab, Faiza, Magbula, Ixlas, Cemila, Emira, Fawzia, Hediya, Haifa

In Daughters of the Sun, nine young Yazidi women now trying to reshape their lives Your donation will be used for an education program in the refugee camps.

 
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Daughters of the Sun

In Daughters of the Sun, nine young Yazidi 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.

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The Yazidi 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 Yazidi community to capture their stories.

In 2014, the Islamic State attacked the province of Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan. A place mostly home to Yazidi, 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.

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 € 3200. 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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