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Inequality, injustice and violence: experiences of women from Iraq’s diverse ethnic and religious communities

online event December 7

Friday 25 November 2022, by siawi3

Source: https://creid.ac/blog/2022/11/22/inequality-injustice-and-violence-experiences-of-women-from-iraqs-diverse-ethnic-and-religious-communities/

Inequality, injustice and violence: experiences of women from Iraq’s diverse ethnic and religious communities

Event date: 7 December 2022

Join us ahead of Genocide Prevention Day to listen to women from Iraq’s diverse ethnic and religious communities who share their research and experiences of historical and contemporary injustices and how communities are mobilizing for recognition and redress. These communities still bear the scars of ISIS genocidal war which started nearly ten years ago, and yet the genocide is still not recognised as such by many countries, including the UK.

Photo: The celebration of the New Year among the Yazidis which includes the picking of red flowers at spring and ceremony includes singing joyful heritage songs. Image taken 13th April 2021. Credit: Darman Rosho Khalaf from the village of Ba’azra, Duhok.

This online event will see us launch of a unique body of research conducted by women and men from Assyrian and Chaldean Christian, Kakai, Sabaean Mandean, Shabak and Yazidi ethno-religious backgrounds. They share experiences and untold stories of identity struggles and trauma, as well discussing practical barriers to equality, such as access to jobs and education.

At this critical juncture in Iraq’s political life, what can be done to ensure trauma is recognised and inequalities for ethnic and religious minorities are redressed?

Register to attend here

Keynote speaker
Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide

Chair
Professor Mariz Tadros, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies and Director of CREID

Speakers

Faiza Diab Sarhan, Sabean-Mandaean Affairs Council and Alliance of Iraqi Minorities Network
Dr. Shivan Toma, University of Duhok
Professor Solaf Muhammed Amen Kakai, Salahaddin University, Erbil
Syria Mahmoud Ahmad Al-Qaddo, Head of Shabak Women Association and Founder of the Iraqi Minority Association
Turkiya Shammo, Yazidi IDP and civil society activist
Zeri Khairy Gedi, Yazidi civil society activist and founder of the Olive Grove Campaign