Forced Migration of the Ezidis women to Germany

Seyedeh Behnaz Hosseini

In Sinjar, which is the main area of the genocide in Iraq has attracted the world’s attention, together with the participation of women who were involved in violence, and psychological trauma due to torture. After a year of the Ezidis genocide in Iraq, many women tried to flee from IS, and they have a different history of their persecution. Few of them who came to Germany are under psychological treatment and still more than 3,700 women and children are in the hands of ISIS who have carried out systematic rape and other sexual violence against the Ezidi. This research is mainly concerned with examining the problems these women encounter after sexual violence and persecution and forced migration to Europe. For example: the cost of forced migration, which results from armed conflict, is a phenomenon that is happened in Sinjar. Women in diaspora remain attached to, and empowered by, a “home”culture, fundamental values of propriety and religion, and women develop trauma which results in a psychological disorder known as post-traumatic stress disorder. How narratives of women can help to integrate into a new society, and how integration can help them to forget their traumatic stress. How the experiences of displacement reshape the constructions of “home” or the nations critical assessments of homophobic and gender-based violence as sources of displacement. The way that ethical norms and perspectives ignore or undervalue the importance of gender and gendered perspectives with regard to displacement. Visual and narrative representations of displacement in relation to gendered and radicalized subjectivities. Cultural representations of displacement, migration, belonging, and exile.

This research can set the ground for planning interventions to assist women in need in the future. The voices of women those most affected by violent war try with courage to construct a community from the demolition must be recorded. The documentation and sharing of these stories from around the world is needed. The power of the women’s stories encourages them to become factors of change and share their condition and win with others who would not otherwise be aware of their circumstances. The Ezidis women are forced to leave their countries of birth because of personal or national trauma, war, genocide, sexual violence. Ezidi women have been treated with severe brutality due to the current perception of Islamic fighters and integration into their host society as hostility and suspicion.

It can be asked how are immigrants to Europe supported after being victims of crime and are their needs being met adequately? It is hoped that the findings of this study will indicate whether their needs are being met fully and to generate recommendations and to examine the problems these women encounter in their everyday lives. How do the Ezidis integrate into a new society? What is the impact and consequences of Forced Migration and displacement on Women? The research will offer an insight into their expectations and perceptions of their living circumstances. This study once completed will also provide recommendations for integration initiatives for political decision makers. Educational and skills training is often promoted as the best way to rehabilitate and reintegrate women and children back into society.

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