Ezidi 24 _ Dohuk
Yezidi survivors Layla Talo and Idris Bashar Silo Taha were both awarded Mother Teresa Awards for social justice at a ceremony in Mumbai, India, yesterday Sunday.
Talo and her family were taken captive when Islamic State (ISIS) swept through northern Iraq in the summer of 2014. She was sold several times to different ISIS fighters during her captivity, endured years of sexual abuse.
Taha has been a vocal campaigner for the Yezidis since escaping the genocide, drawing the worldâ€™s attention to their persecution.
Talo called on the international community to help them rescue the 3,000 Yezidis still thought to be held captive by ISIS.
The Mother Teresa Awards, given in honor of Roman Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa, are awarded to celebrate individuals and organizations that promote peace, equality and social justice, and aim to encourage the cause of justice and peaceful coexistence.