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Stabilizing Iraq: What Is the Future for Minorities?

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
A camp for Yazidi refugees, some of whom were about to leave for resettlement in Germany, near Dohuk, Iraq, Jan. 2016. Some of the women had escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS. Photo Courtesy of The New York Times/ Lynsey Addario

A camp for Yazidi refugees, some of whom were about to leave for resettlement in Germany, near Dohuk, Iraq, Jan. 2016. Some of the women had escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS. Photo Courtesy of The New York Times/ Lynsey Addario

To stabilize Iraq following ISIS’ rule, and to prevent new violence that religious extremists can exploit, the broad inclusion of minority groups will be vital. Nowhere in Iraq is that imperative more essential or complex than around Mosul, with its communities of Christians, Yazidis, Turkoman, Shabak, and other groups. ISIS’ atrocities—including genocide and the sexual enslavement of women—destroyed local communities and traumatized victims from all groups. USIP is hosting a discussion to examine the work required to protect and include minorities, and the roles that can be played by Iraq’s national government, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the United States.

Event Details

  • Date: August 1, 2017

  • When: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

  • Where: U.S. Institute of Peace 

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