Attention for Yezidi genocide is waining as focus on perpetrators grows

Six years after the genocide against the Yezidi minority in Iraq, media attention and political willingness to act is waining. Why?

When the ‘Islamic State’ began its offensive against the Yezidis in 2014, the mass violence and the war made headlines around the world. In recent years, however, the attention of the media and of the international community has shifted.

In the Netherlands, a particularly strong public interest in the perpetrators and Dutch ‘foreign fighters’ has began to supersede the stories of victims and survivors.

Read my analysis in the Dutch magazine De Kanttekening: Waarom krijgt Laura H. wel aandacht, maar de Yezidi’s nauwelijks?