ROSE invites you to attend a discussion circle organized on behalf of Yazidi women and children refugees, soon to arrive in Canada.
Yazidi women and girls have been subjected by ISIS/ISIL to the genocidal murder of their families, sexual slavery, torture, burning alive, gang rape and other atrocities in assaults described as worse than death. On top of basic needs, one of the supports that Yazidi women and children will need is trauma care. Trauma care similar to that provided by Germany could offer a model to Canada, but according to our research, nothing has been implemented.
To complicate matters, the Canadian government has recently been bringing in refugees who desperately need a new life, while existing aid agencies are being overwhelmed and not provided with additional funding to meet increased demand.
Join us to discuss what support do we as feminists want to see made available to Yazidi refugees as they arrive in Canada.
Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director of Battered Women’s Support Services, will be both the MC and a participant.
Senator Mobina Jaffer will speak and participate. She will describe what has happened to the Yazidi people and offer her insights on Canada’s role in supporting Yazidi women and girls as refugees.
VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo St, Vancouver, BC
Friday, February 24, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Doors open 12:30pm)