Events and Activities
The MATCH International Women’s Fund welcomed our Director Dr. Leyla Ferman and a member of Women for Justice e.V. to their office for an interview and Q&A with the team in Ottawa (Canada). The MATCH Fund supported our collection of testimonies from over 800 Yazidi women and girls who have arrived in Canada as refugees.
During our visit, we also met with advisors from the Offices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister for International Development, Global Affairs Canada, as well as officials from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Meeting with Aktion Hoffnungsschimmer
In order to identify joint working areas, Women for Justice e.V. met Aktion Hoffnungsschimmer. After exchanging information about our respective work and project ideas we agreed on working together for rebuilding projects in Sinjar (Şengal).
Henry Jackson Society “The persecution of Minorities in the Middle East” in London
By invitation of John Howell OBE MP, the Henry Jackson Society invited Women for Justice e.V. to speak as a speaker under the topic “Under Siege: The Persecution of Minorities in the Middle East“.
The Director of Women for Justice e.V. Dr. Leyla Ferman gave a speech on the genocide against Yazidis in the Sinjar area. Dr. Leyla Ferman mentioned that there are now projects in place to rebuild Sinjar but it needs the support of the West.
4th anniversary of the genocide of the Yazidi (Ezidi)
Women for Justice e.V. supported the press statement in Diyarbakir on the anniversary of the genocide of the Yazidis (Ezidis).
Women for Justice e.V. visited members and partners in the Sinjar area (Sinun, Xanesor, Serdesht, Kersê, Şengal city, Koço). Talks within the community, seminars and workshops with colleagues and also a women’s conference were on our agenda. We also supported our colleagues in the field with social care and legal support for female survivors.
Meeting female survivors
We understand meetings with female survivors as the basis of all our work. We have been meeting female survivors from Sinjar (Şengal) both as inviduals and in groups. Besides social care and legal advice, we try to find out methods to enable Yazidi survivors to make their own decisions in life here in Germany.