Yazidi girls fled from ISIS captivity after many years of being away from their families and lives.
The enslaved Yazidi girls were a variety of different age groups. Some were as young as 8 years old while the oldest were in their mid-30s. Unfortunately, there was nothing to come back to for these young women.
Many of them were still wearing the same exact clothes they were wearing when they were taken by ISIS, while others were still wearing the clothes they were obligated to wear by the militants. As you can imagine, they had no input on anything even something as simple as choosing what to wear. Some girls said they were only able to wear the color black from head to toe.
In light of the situation, Khalsa Aid, an international benevolent relief charity, took 200 Yazidi girls out shopping. The organization wanted to help these girls adjust to life outside of the brutal imprisonment they were previously in.
Militants had ripped away their freedom. Khalsa Aid sought out a unique way to show them that they’re in control of their own decisions. They gave these young women the choice of picking out their own clothes.
Apart from picking out clothing, they also encouraged women with special talents to pick out sewing machines as well as materials to offer their very own designs.
Khalsa Aid continues to help Yazidi girls in hopes to guide them towards a better life.