Iraq Displaced girls from the minority Yezidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, worship at their main holy temple Lalish in Shikhan September 20, 2014. Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah
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Yazidi girls find refuge in photographyForced from their homes in northern Iraq by Daesh (ISIS), a group of female Yazidi students found themselves in a refugee camp in Kurdistan glad to be alive but with little hope of continuing their studies. The two-month course taught Khawla and other female students photography skills to help them express themselves and as a route to employment, and now, a year after their training, several of the women have started to exhibit their work.UNICEF said the aim of the workshop is to empower young Yazidi women through photography and give them an outlet for the suffering they have been through.Since taking part in the initial training course, some of the women have gone on to help train other Yazidi girls, and are hoping to gain work as professional photojournalists.
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