2015-09-05-10-58-29

Yazidi women share stories of captivity, torture and daring escape

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from Yazidi women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants.

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After the testimonies, several of the women we had interviewed approached me, put their hands on my shoulders and told me that the stories they had told were too much for me to bear at first. “But then you get stronger,” one of them said. Another woman lifted the scarf from my head and wiped off my tears.

Read more in The New York Times.