But it was already too late for Nadia Murad. Before the Isis militants arrived, she lived with her large family of brothers and sisters and was studying at high school, harbouring dreams of becoming a history teacher and perhaps a make-up artist. Isis offered the Yazidi villagers a choice: convert to Islam or be executed on the spot. To young girls and women a third path was presented: slavery.
Women who are captured by Isis and kept as slaves endure more than just sexual violence
Sex-Slavery: One Aspect of the Yezidi Genocide in: Iran and the Caucasus Volume 21 Issue 2 ()
Sexual slavery and sexual exploitation is attaching the right of ownership over one or more people with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing them to engage in sexual activities. Sexual slavery may also involve single-owner sexual slavery ; ritual slavery , sometimes associated with certain religious practices, such as ritual servitude in Ghana , Togo and Benin ; slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes but where non-consensual sexual activity is common; or forced prostitution. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action calls for an international effort to make people aware of sexual slavery, and that sexual slavery is an abuse of human rights. The incidence of sexual slavery by country has been studied and tabulated by UNESCO , with the cooperation of various international agencies. The Rome Statute which defines the crimes over which the International Criminal Court may have jurisdiction encompasses crimes against humanity Article 7 which include "enslavement" Article 7.
‘Sex slave for sale’: Inside an abducted model’s 6 days of captivity
She was in a camp for internally displaced Yazidis near Dohuk, Iraq. By Rukmini Callimachi. DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape. Soon after buying her, the fighter brought the teenage girl a round box containing four strips of pills, one of them colored red. He gave me one box per month.
By Laura Italiano. To the young British model, the assignment probably seemed routine: Travel to Milan, pose for a few photographs. The woman — whose identity is being protected by the Italian authorities — was grabbed by two men and jabbed in the arm with a syringe.