Psychological Wounds: Rehabilitating the Child Victims of ISIS

 Psychological Wounds: Rehabilitating the Child Victims of ISIS Source: The Globe Post / Author: Bryan Bowman When Arya, a young Yazidi girl, returned home after being kidnapped by ISIS, she could no longer speak the language of her people. After spending years living in ISIS captivity, she was sold and resold as a domestic worker, [...]

Psychological Wounds: Rehabilitating the Child Victims of ISIS2019-01-07T19:21:13+00:00

For these victims of ISIS, the conflict isn’t over

 For these victims of ISIS, the conflict isn't over Source: CNN Opinion / Author: Gayle Tsemach Lemmon At the State Department's "ministerial to advance religious freedom" last week, Vice President Mike Pence noted the plight of the Yazidis, an Iraqi community ravaged by ISIS, whose fighters have slaughtered Yazidi men and captured, raped and enslaved [...]

For these victims of ISIS, the conflict isn’t over2018-08-16T12:17:21+00:00

Exclusive: State Department Takes Strongest Steps Yet to Combat Human Trafficking Abroad

Exclusive: State Department Takes Strongest Steps Yet to Combat Human Trafficking Abroad Source: Breitbart News / Author: Adelle Nazarian Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, has existed for thousands of years and is still a serious problem in many countries throughout the world, particularly with the resurgence of extremist groups like the Islamic State [...]

Exclusive: State Department Takes Strongest Steps Yet to Combat Human Trafficking Abroad2018-08-16T12:08:44+00:00

Living With Genocide: Four Years After ISIS Attacked

 Living With Genocide: Four Years After ISIS Attacked Source: Hudson Institute / Author: C-Span In the summer of 2014, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants attacked the city of Mosul and then continued an assault across the Nineveh Plains. They devastated the historic homelands of the Christian and and Yezidis, displacing more than [...]

Living With Genocide: Four Years After ISIS Attacked2018-08-15T07:21:38+00:00

Over 3,100 Yazidi women and children still missing four years after genocide by ISIS in Iraq

Over 3,100 Yazidi women and children still missing four years after genocide by ISIS in Iraq Source: Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis / Author: Laura Kelly Over 3,000 Yazidi's are still missing after being kidnapped by ISIS in 2014, sold into slavery and sexually abused, the representative for the Kurdistan Regional Government [...]

Over 3,100 Yazidi women and children still missing four years after genocide by ISIS in Iraq2018-08-16T12:22:30+00:00

‘Alle ongelovigen doden? Natuurlijk wil ik dat niet’

De Standaard / March 27, 2018 Many children returning from ISIS captivity face tantrums, bedwetting, and rebellious behaviour. "Children are like sponges", says Zaid Abdullah, Teamleader at SEED. "They easily pick up new ideas and adapt to new situations" However, supporting them in the healing process is crucial. "Chances are that they will become isolated [...]

‘Alle ongelovigen doden? Natuurlijk wil ik dat niet’2018-03-28T11:37:23+00:00

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President speaker at TEDxNishtimanWomen

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President Tanya Gilly-Khailany, was one of the eight speakers during TEDxNishtimanWomen on November 3rd in Saad Abdullah Hall in Erbil, Kurdistan. Tanya’s speech was about the importance of women’s participation in building peace. “Women’s priorities tend to be different than those of men, Women experience war and peace differently, and women [...]

SEED’s Co-Founder and Vice President speaker at TEDxNishtimanWomen2018-02-27T08:29:32+00:00

ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children

The Christian Science Monitor / September 21, 2017 Iraq hasn't enough mental health professionals to handle the legions of traumatized children who, because of ISIS, saw and did things they never should have. But if enough teachers can be found, schools could help put them on a path to healing. Read more...

ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children2017-11-08T07:02:59+00:00

How ISIS-trained child soldiers are a ticking time bomb

Children were uniquely victimized by ISIS. First, as bystanders caught in a brutal war, but more shockingly, as soldiers who were recruited, indoctrinated with a deadly ideology, then trained to kill and fight on the battlefield. As they are freed from ISIS, traumatized and untreated, they're now melting back into society -- still heavily influenced [...]

How ISIS-trained child soldiers are a ticking time bomb2017-09-13T10:05:02+00:00

SEED’s President speaks at TEDx

SEED’s President, Sherri Kraham Talabany, was part of Kurdistan’s first TEDx Nishtiman event on the first of April, in Saad Abdulla Hall in Erbil, Kurdistan. The theme for TEDx Nishtiman was rehabilitation and development. Sherri spoke about how we can best support the recovery of survivors of conflict and violence in Kurdistan through comprehensive, long-term, [...]

SEED’s President speaks at TEDx2018-02-27T08:30:35+00:00