Risking Turkey’s ire, Iraqi Kurds back Syrian brethren

Source: Al-Monitor/ Author: Amberin Zaman / Date: November 4, 2019 An oft-cited reason for why the Kurds do not have their own state is the unremitting disunity among themselves. But Turkey’s Oct. 9 assault against a US-backed Kurdish militia in northeastern Syria has prompted an unprecedented display of pan-Kurdish solidarity. The Iraqi Kurds are at the [...]

Risking Turkey’s ire, Iraqi Kurds back Syrian brethren2019-11-17T20:11:46+00:00

The Security Implications of Human Trafficking

Source: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) /Authors: Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelste/ Date: October 2019 / This report was written as part of the CFR's Women and Foreign Policy Program. Human trafficking is a gross violation of human rights that affects populations across regional, ethnic, and religious lines. It encompasses a range of illicit [...]

The Security Implications of Human Trafficking2019-10-14T13:46:24+00:00

They Were Children When They Were Kidnapped By ISIS and Forced to Fight. What Happens Now That They’re Home?

Source: Time Magazine / Author: Kimberly Dozier / Date: May 23, 2019 This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Raised in northern Iraq’s small Yezidi religious minority, S. was 9 years old when the so-called Islamic State killed his father and brother, kidnapped him and turned him into a child soldier. He [...]

They Were Children When They Were Kidnapped By ISIS and Forced to Fight. What Happens Now That They’re Home?2019-11-26T19:16:21+00:00

Interview on Human Trafficking

Watch an interview on SEED's new report Human Trafficking in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with president, Sherri Kraham Talabany on Babylon FM's Breakfast Club.

Interview on Human Trafficking2019-05-26T08:21:40+00:00

Teaching Megadeth in Iraq

Source: The Rolling Stone Magazine / Author: ANDREA MARKS / Date: April 11, 2019 Portland guitarist and Widespread Panic writer Jerry Joseph started Nomad Music Foundation, a nonprofit that brings guitars and music classes to kids in conflict zones Guitar lessons aren’t exactly a top priority in places like Northern Iraq, where thousands of Kurds and [...]

Teaching Megadeth in Iraq2019-05-26T08:26:26+00:00

The Caliphate Is Crushed, But ISIS Infants—Innocent, Abandoned and Despised—Live On

The Caliphate Is Crushed, But ISIS Infants—Innocent, Abandoned and Despised—Live On Source: Daily Beast / Author: KIMBERLY DOZIER DUHOK, Iraqi Kurdistan—In no-man’s land between the Iraqi and Syrian borders, there’s a meeting point for Iraqi families freed from the so-called Islamic State. Smugglers bring their human contraband to meet relieved family members who paid tens [...]

The Caliphate Is Crushed, But ISIS Infants—Innocent, Abandoned and Despised—Live On2020-09-06T14:53:25+00:00

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 [...]

Psychological Wounds: Rehabilitating the Child Victims of ISIS2019-11-26T19:16:34+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
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