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Free Yezidi Foundation Eight-Year Commemoration of the Yezidi Genocide
August 3 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
The Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF) will hold a series of virtual panels on 3 August 2022 to mark eight years since the Yezidi Genocide perpetrated by ISIS (Daesh). The virtual panels will include Yezidi and international experts as well as representatives from the United Nations, foreign governments, and non-governmental organizations.
Eight years ago, ISIS militants swept through Sinjar and surrounding towns and conducted a deliberate attempt to annihilate the Yezidi people. It is important that the atrocities, sexual violence, and genocide are remembered by the international community as Yezidis continue to pursue meaningful action. August 3rd is a day of sorrow. At this time of the year, we ask friends and allies to come together to discuss the genocide and its effect on the community.