Men still missing, Yazidi women stitch together incomes after IS

Published: 14/07/2019
Men still missing, Yazidi women stitch together incomes after IS
Source: NEWS.YAHOO.COM

On the floor of her stuffy, dimly-lit tent in Iraq, Yazidi survivor Layleh Shemmo nimbly tugs floral pink fabric through her sewing machine, stitching together a living for her broken family. While it had long been frowned upon for Yazidi women to work publicly, survivors found themselves deprived of their family's traditional breadwinners and with little state support. Dresses for a few dollars,

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