On this page, Project FERMAN of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation and the association Women for Justice e.V. offers basic information on aspects related to the genocide of the ethno-religious community of the Yazidis. After centuries of persecution, the genocide began on 3 August 2014, in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. According to their collective memory, Yazidis have been, to date, 74-times the victims of genocide, which they refer to as ‘Ferman’, named after the term of decrees in the Ottoman Empire by which they have been persecuted.


What is the Ferman – and what is the project work about?

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