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Sep 10

Women as Victims of Terrorism

Showing of PBS Frontline Documentary
Escaping ISIS
Gripping first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS

ISIS barbarity against women, particularly those from religious minorities, is well-documented. Media reports about a codified system of sex slavery that involves ISIS fighters regularly raping pre-teen girls and young women from the minority Yazidi community has shocked the West. ISIS relies on acts of extreme violence, particularly the brutalization of women, to consolidate control over populations and as a recruitment tool. What should the U.S. do to end the ISIS atrocities against women and girls? Come view an acclaimed documentary and hear a panel of experts discuss this disturbing yet critical issue.

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States

Nina Shea
Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute

Moderated by
Lisa Curtis
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

More About the Speakers

Hosted By

Jennifer A. Marshall Jennifer A. Marshall

Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow Read More