Since August 2014, thousands of Yazidis have been persecuted by ISIS. The men are shot. The women and young girls are sold and raped. The young boys are forcefully converted to Islam and made to become ISIS soldiers.
Action Yazidis collects the testimony of survivors to document and offer evidence of every step of the Yazidi genocide. The semi-structured interviews are held with Yazidi victims of all ages – women, men, children, and the elderly. The eye-witness accounts of those who escaped slavery and imprisonment by ISIS are crossed-referenced with other sources, including photographs and written material, as well as from separate testimonies.
Action Yazidis is an initiative of Yahad-In Unum, an international human rights organization which seeks to reveal and denounce the moral disease of genocide in all its forms.
Yahad-In-Unum is not a politically affiliated organization, nor does it advocate any political, economic or military action be taken by any group or nation. Rather, Its mission is to uncover facts of genocidal practices wherever they are found and provide a voice of protest on behalf of all victims and potential victims of genocide.
The work of Action Yazidis and Father Desbois was featured on 60 Minutes in May 2016. Watch the segment above.
Sur les traces des disparus de Daech