Saturday, 15 August 2015

Help the Yazidi women and girls kidnapped by ISIS

PETITION to UK government
Petitioning Home Secretary and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead Rt Hon Theresa May MP and 3 others

Help the Yazidi women and girls kidnapped by ISIS
Rozin Khalil Coventry, United Kingdom



My name is Rozin, I'm a 17 year old Yazidi girl living in Coventry. I came here with my family in 2008 when it became too dangerous for us in Iraq.
More than 3,000 Yazidi women and girls have been kidnapped by ISIS in Northern Iraq. They have been raped and tortured by their captors. Last week three girls, who managed to escape, visited London and told their stories.
Now that we have heard the stories of what is happening to these girls, we must help them. There is a lot that the UK Government can do, that's why I have started this petition.

When I hear what has happened to these girls I cry. It is my worst nightmare. I know girls as young as 12 have been taken. If I was there now I would be so so scared.
Many girls have managed to escape but they are scattered in refugee camps and getting little help. They are scared and traumatised, some are pregnant. They need medical help, psychological support and rehabilitation.

Last year Angelina Jolie came to London and the UK Government held a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Government promised to "provide greater support and protection to survivors of sexual violence, including children".

We must ask the UK Government to keep their promise.

Germany has offered some help and brought some of the girls there to recover. I am asking Home Secretary Theresa May, Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, and Foreign Minister Philip Hammond to meet with me and the Yazidi community in the UK and prepare an action plan.

These girls may seem far away, but they need our help. Every Yazidi woman and girl living in Iraq and Syria is in danger, the entire community lives in desperation.

If no-one speaks up for them who will help them? My dream is to be a lawyer and to spend my life fighting injustice. That starts today.

Please sign my petition for the Yazidi girls.

LETTER TO Home Secretary and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Home Secretary Theresa May
Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening
and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond

Help the Yazidi women and girls kidnapped by ISIS

Petition update
We're making headlines! -- ITV interview about #YazidiGirls





Thank you to everyone who has supported my petition -- by signing this petition it shows that you care for the Yazidi girls whose lives have been shattered. Over... This Yazidi Girl Is Urging The British Government To Do More To Help Women Fleeing ISIS




Hanjool lives in Coventry, but came to the UK as a refugee from the village of Effia, in Iraq, when she was 10. Her family are part of the country's small Yazidi community, who are among the most persecuted minority groups in the region.

Meet the British Yazidi teen fighting to save her friends from Isil's sexual slavery

Hanjool is fighting to save these women and girls, many of whom have been there since August 2014 when Isil fighters targeted the Yazidi community - a Kurdish ethnic group in northern Iraq. Already more than 28,000 people all over the world have signed Hanjool's Change.org petition...

7 commentstelegraph.co.uk

Meet the British Yazidi teen fighting to save her girlfriends from Isil's sexual slavery



Hanjool is fighting to save these women and girls, many of whom have been there since August 2014 when Isil fighters targeted the Yazidi community - a Kurdish ethnic group in northern Iraq. Already more than 28,000 people all over the world have signed Hanjool's Change.org petition...

Rozin Khalil started this petition

189,808 supporters
10,192 needed to reach 200,000

UK Government: Help the Yazidi women and girls kidnapped by ISIS #YazidiGirls

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