Petition calls on Iraq to construct monument for Yezidi genocide victims | Kurdistan24.net
Sixty-five individuals and organizations on Monday called on the Iraqi Government to construct a monument of remembrance for the victims and survivors of the ISIS genocide against the Yezidis.
“Memorials and monuments of the kind we are requesting preserve historical memory, educate future generations, and provide a basis for ensuring that past atrocities do not repeat themselves,” reads the petition on the website Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR), an alliance of Iraqi NGOs.
“Solidarity is the message we want to send. This petition was requested by the Yazidi community, and the input from so many organizations demonstrates that people in the region want to support each other,” Joshua Governale, Head of PR and Development at the Jiyan Foundation US, told Kurdistan 24.
Moreover, Wansa Shamoon, the spokesperson for Coalition for Just Reparations, said the organizations “hope that this petition may put the focus back on survivors of atrocities and give voice to disenfranchised groups like the Yazidi.”
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