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Geneva/Baghdad, 18 August 2016 – A UN report released Thursday details the heart-wrenching testimony of Yezidi survivors of ISIL atrocities in Iraq since the attack on Sinjar in August 2014, including accounts of systematic and widespread killings, sexual violence and sexual slavery, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, forced conversions and forced displacement among other abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law.

Baghdad, 19 June 2016 – On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, jointly with the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura express their solidarity with the victims of conflict-related sexual violence and their families

GENEVA  (16 June 2016) – The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is committing genocide against Yazidis, according to a report, “They Came to Destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis”, issued today by the independent international Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. The report by the Commission of Inquiry also determined that ISIS’s abuse of Yazidis amounts to crimes against humanity and war crimes. 
 

Over 14,000 Iraqis have been displaced from their homes and registered in camps following a renewed offensive by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) against ISIL south-east of Mosul since late March this year. Mosul, the second biggest city in Iraq, has been under ISIL control for nearly two years, since June 10, 2014.

 

BAGHDAD / GENEVA (8 March 2016): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, today urged the Government of Iraq to take rapid and concrete steps to guarantee the future of some of the country’s most threatened and marginalized ethnic and religious groups who feel that their very existence in the country is threatened.

 

The Religion and Peacebuilding Forum on the 20th of November 2015 at the United Nations in Geneva.

The Yezidi religion speech - Khidher Domle

As you know, Iraq includes different religions group, and the fact that the majority are Muslims, but there are other religious minorities have deep cultural and heritage like (Yazidi, Christians, Sabiaa mandaayi, Kakaiy, Baha’i, Zoroastrian  .