”Those who were supposed to become the weakest – became the strongest.”



Dr. Leyla Ferman (Chairwoman of Women for Justice e.V.)

Über Leben

(About Life/ „Surviving“)

Yazidi women who escaped from captivity from IS were brave to talk about the brutal violence they experienced. Women for Justice e.V. did 12 interviews between December 2017 and March 2018 with Yazidi women in Qamishli (Rojava), Sinjar (Şengal/Northern Iraq) and in Baden-Württemberg Region (Germany). By telling their stories and allowing us to take them for an exhibition, these women not only demand justice before courts but also want the world to understand what happened. They want to avoid that anyone can deny the atrocities. Also, they want to inform that the Genocide is still ongoing, that family members are still in captivity. These are stories of harm and strength. They hope for rehabilitation, justice, human rights, international support and peace for all Yazidis and other people in the world struggling to survive. Yazidi women ask for support in their struggle to become strong to demand and receive justice.
This exhibition has been shown in the following places:
  • Frauenmuseum (Women’s Museum), Bonn, November-December 2018
  • Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall Celle), Celle, January-February 2019
  • Initiative “Nachbarschaftshilfe – Flüchtlinge helfen” Rockenhausen, March 2019
  • 1. Yazidi Cultural Festival ,Bielefeld, June 2019
  • Museum des Kapitalismus (Museum of Capitalism), Yazidi women & women from Asia against war crimes, Berlin, August 2019
  • Stadtbücherei,Quickborn Municipality, September-October 2019
  • Frauenzentrum Voerde e.V., Voerde, November 2019
  • Deutscher Frauenring LV BW, Freiburg, November 2019
  • Rathaus Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, November-December 2019


Here you can find technical and lending information about the exhibition ÜBER LEBEN which is available in the German language. Translations in English and French will be following soon.

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