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Transformations in the Yezidi tradition after the ISIS attacks: An interview with Ilhan Kizilhan
Transformations in the Yezidi tradition after the ISIS attacks: An interview with Ilhan Kizilhan

Author(s): Khanna Omarkhali, Jan Ilhan Kizilhan
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Geography, Regional studies, Demography and human biology, Nationalism Studies, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Transformation of tradition; traumatized Yezidis; Yezidi women; ISIS;slavery;

Summary/Abstract: Professor Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan is a Yezidi transcultural psychologist. He is the Head of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction at the State University Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In that capacity he has made frequent visits to the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, as part of a project aiming to provide psychological aid to Yezidi women who escaped after being captured and enslaved by ISIS. Under ISIS, Yezidis suffered mass killings, forced conversion to Islam, torture, sexual slavery, and the abuse of their children as ISIS soldiers. In an interview with Khanna Omarkhali, Professor Kizilhan discusses his recent experiences.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 148-154
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English