ERBIL — Iraqi lawmakers have issued to the Iraqi government multiple demands for the liberated Kurdish Yezidi women, one of which is to provide them with a monthly salary under social protection law.
“Iraqi house of representatives has issued the Iraqi government a number of proposals, intended for supporting the Yezidi women and girls freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) and also those whose fate is yet unknown,” Ashwaq Jaf, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament told BasNews on Monday.
The Kurdish lawmaker said they have demanded the Iraqi government that those Yezidi women and girls should also benefit from Act 20 which pertains to the victims of terrorism or they need to be granted a monthly financial assistance under the social protection law.
According to the Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil, the IS militant group abducted nearly 6,900 Yezidi women and girls during the Sinjar turmoil in August 2014. Approximately 3,000 of them have thus far been rescued.