The Iraqi Presidency Submitted the Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law to Parliament for Review and Approval on March 28, 2019

Announcement from the Iraqi Presidency:

“The draft Law applies to Yazidi women who were kidnapped and enslaved by ISIS, and later escaped or were rescued from captivity. It aims to award financial and ethical compensation to these female survivors, to rebuild their lives and their towns, to facilitate their full rehabilitation, reintegration into society, to enable them to live in dignity and prosperity.

It stipulates the establishment of a General Directorate for the Affairs of Female Survivors, to be associated with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, and based in Nineveh Governorate. The Directorate shall prepare statistics and data on female survivors, and provide safe, secure accommodation, and educational (as well as for their children) and employment opportunities to empower them to achieve the economic and social well-being. It will also provide for them necessary physical and psychological health care, and open health centers and clinics in their areas. The Directorate will also address the legal status of children born of survivors in accordance with the law.”

Read more about the law [here]