Daughters of the sun
Sarab, Faiza, Magbula, Ixlas, Cemila, Emira, Fawzia, Hediya, Haifa
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.
Help us support the nine young Yezidi women to build up a new live!
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.