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Many Yazidi ppl who survived genocide suffer from both physical & psychological trauma although some don’t apparent to b traumatized. Researchers have done a lot of studies to cover these effects on them.
This series of tweets will b about researches on Yazidi genocide survivors.
The Yezidi community continues to be targeted by ISIS. 300k vegetate in camps. 1000s of others hv bn killed are missing, or remain in captivity where they are subjected to unspeakable sexual & physical abuse.

Sex-Slavery: One Aspect of the Yezidi Genocide
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Huge numbers of men were executed; thousands upon thousands of women & children were abducted & wilfully subjected to sexual violence. The religious minority was to be eliminated and the will of the victims broken.

The #Yazidi—Religion, Culture and Trauma
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Yazidis are one of the oldest ethnic & religious communities indigenous to the Middle East. The majority of Yazidis live in the north-west of Iraq, in areas surrounding Shingal Mt & Shekhan district.

The Yazidis, Perceptions of Reconciliation and Conflict
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An estimated 3,100 Yazidis were killed, with nearly half of them executed—either shot, beheaded, or burned alive—while the rest died on Mount Sinjar from starvation, dehydration, or injuries during the ISIS siege.

#YazidiGenocide journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/a…
Psychological effects of being enslaved by ISIS.

The study aimed to explore the psychological effects of traumatic ISIS experiences on the Yezidi population.

#YazidiPlight psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-29…
ISIS’s foreign fighters have perpetrated each of these crimes in brutal and systematic fashion against the Yazidis of Sinjar, particularly Yazidi women and children.

globaljusticecenter.net/documents/Fina…
The @UNIraq and the #OHCHR have monitored the situation of the Yezidi, documenting their experiences since the attack on Sinjar in August 2014.

A Call for Accountability and Protection: Yezidi Survivors of Atrocities Committed by ISIL
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Humanitarian aid workers knowledge of minority cultures in IraqiKurdistan

The findings suggest that the local&international NGOs working within Iraqi Kurdistan do not provide their aid workers with cultural awareness training concerning the Yezidi culture
jhumanitarianaction.springeropen.com/articles/10.11…
The 2014 Yazidi genocide and its effect on Yazidi diaspora
#YazidiPlight sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Genocidal enslavement of women deprives them not only of physical freedom, but equally of their culture, identity and community, potentially leading to social death.

A Century Apart: The Genocidal Enslavement of Armenian and Yazidi Women
#YazidiWomen link.springer.com/chapter/10.105…
A humanitarian mental health specialist with an international agency who wishes to remain anonymous says that, in principle, mental health and psychosocial support services should be given where refugees live.

Help for Yazidi survivors of sexual violence
thelancet.com/journals/lanps…
Saving the survivors: Yezidi women, Islamic State and the German Admissions Programme
#Yazidis academia.edu/36742163/Savin…
Preliminary evidence linking complex-PTSD to insomnia in a sample of Yazidi genocide survivors
#YazidiPlight sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
The Yazidi community has been the target of several atrocities perpetrated by ISIS & described as genocide by the international community at large.

Evaluation and training of Executive Functions in genocide survivors. The case of Yazidi children
#Yezidis onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
Of particular concern is the fate of Yezidi women. While estimates are crude, approximately 2,500 Yezidi women are still being held captive.

Crossroads: The future of Iraq’s minorities after ISIS
#Minorities minorityrights.org/wp-content/upl…
Trauma and perceived social rejection among Yazidi women and girls who survived enslavement and genocide
#YezidiWomen bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1…
In the absence of any real global human rights intervention, the majority of Yazidi women feel deeply betrayed by the journalists who came to collect survivors’ stories

#YazidiWomen sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Prevalence and gender differences in symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among Iraqi Yazidis displaced into Turkey

#YazidiPlight tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.340…
Investigating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence as a Weapon of War and a Tool of Genocide against Indigenous Yazidi Women and Girls by ISIS in Iraq

#YazidiGenocide ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/gradua…
Complex PTSD and its correlates amongst female Yazidi victims of sexual slavery living in post‐ISIS camps
#YazidiPlight onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
Prosecuting Islamic State Members for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Committed against Yazidi Women and Girls
#Yazidis heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPag…
The “Loss of Pride” Syndrome in Yazidi Refugees
#YazidiGenocide ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.117…
“They came to destroy”: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis

Many of the Yazidi women and girls interviewed bore physical wounds and scars of the abuse they suffered. More apparent, however, was the mental trauma all are enduring.

#YazidiGenocide ohchr.org/Documents/HRBo…
The strategic use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in genocide and in ethnic / religious conflicts and a case study on the use of sexual slavery by ISIL within the context of the most recent Yazidi genocide in Iraq.

#YazidiPlight dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/36…
Escape from hell-Torture, sexual slavery in Islamic State captivity in Iraq

“My wife has panic attacks and can’t sleep. I can’t leave her alone bc I’m afraid 4 her safety.If I cannot b with her even 4 a short while, I find someone else who can b with her”
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