Yazidi human rights activist and Noble Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad has tweeted on her personal account, “I am incredibly grateful to Kurdistan and Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President for passing the resolution recognizing August 3rd as the official Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day”
Nadia addressed that, this is a vital step forward in the process of reconciliation and reconstruction of the Yazidi homeland and community.
On August 3rd, Kurdistan Region parliament has officially recognized August 3 as Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day in a Saturday session, in commemoration of the five year anniversary of the massacre in the Yazidi heartland of Shingal.
I am incredibly grateful to @Kurdistan and @IKRPresident for passing the resolution recognizing August 3rd as the official Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day. This is a vital step forward in the process of reconciliation and reconstruction of the #Yazidi homeland and community.
— Nadia Murad (@NadiaMuradBasee) August 5, 2019
The occasion is being used across the political spectrum to repeat calls for assistance in the stabilization and reconstruction of the Shingal city , from which hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are still displaced in north Iraq.