People around the world have been grappling with genocide in Iraq and Syria but here in Canada, our government has so far refused to act. Majed El Shafie of One Free World International (OFWI) and Yazidi human rights activist, Dalal Abdullah, came to Ottawa recently to ask the Trudeau government to formally declare the atrocities genocide.
And they want more than just words, they want action.
I sat down with both of them to find out more about what kind of actions OFWI are involved with like saving Yazidi sex slaves from ISIS and encouraging the Canadian government to take in more persecuted Yazidi refugees. Dalal also opens up about her own experience escaping Kurdistan and explains why Yazidis need more support from the Canadian government for both their physical and mental health.
You can help too whether it’s with donations or by putting pressure on your own MP to act. Visit www.onefreeworldinternational.org for more information.