Runak is a Kurdish Yazidi and one of 5,000 women and children enslaved by IS. Her husband was taken, presumed dead. Her eldest son was abducted, probably to an IS training camp. Her eight-year old son was held for months and returned, probably after sexual abuse. Read More...
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Sherri Kraham Talabany, President of SEED Kurdistan discussed SEED's efforts to help Yezidi (Yazidi) women, refugees, and other victims of ISIS/ISIL violence on the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Smart Women, Smart Power podcast in an episode entitled "Iraq – The View from Kurdistan." Listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iraq-the-view-from-kurdistan/id924940383?i=361886141&mt=2
SEED is delighted to receive funding from the Canadian Government to work with displaced men and boys to combat gender-based violence. Engaging men and boys is proven as an effective strategy for reducing violence against women, and also reducing the violence that men and boys themselves face. Engaging men and boys as both survivors [...]
Click to view our photo album. The SEED Center’s official opening ceremony took place on Sunday November 29. We were delighted to welcome over one hundred guests, including the Governor of Duhok, the Deputy Governor of Duhok, the Mayor of Akre and the Head of Duhok’s Bureau of Relief and Humanitarian Affairs. We were also [...]
We were so fortunate to spend several days working with award winning journalist, Jane Arraf, and producer, Omar Abdul Kader, to make this short film about the women we are seeking to help through our project. We spent some time with families in Dellal City and Dellal Towers, construction sites in Zakho, where approximately [...]