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The parliament votes on the Yazidi Female Survivors Bill

Ezidi24 – Baghdad
Translation- Jwan Qaseem

In its 38th session which was held today, Monday, the Iraqi parliament voted on the draft law of Yazidi female survivors which was submitted to the parliament by the Presidency of the Republic in 2019.

According to legal professionals, the draft law included guaranteeing the rights of Yazidi victims who were kidnapped by ISIS in its attack on Sinjar district in northwestern Iraq which started in the summer of 2014.

The project also includes financial and moral compensation as well as covering the rehabilitation of Yazidi women to help them integrate with the society after the psychological trauma they have suffered.

The Director General of the Presidency of the Republic, “Sakvan Murad”, said in a special statement to Ezidi 24, “After great efforts, the Yazidi female survivors law was voted on.”

Murad considered, “The vote on the survivors law is an achievement for the Yazidis.”

He confirmed that “there was a greater ambition, but the presence of multiple parties in the parliament hindered fulfilling our ambitions. We hoped to form an independent commission for survivors, but there is no misfortune in the law as well.”

Murad thanked the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, for his tireless efforts to pass the Yazidi Female Survivors Law since the beginning of his tenure.

To read the law in all its articles, click here

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