Zemfira Dlovani, head of the Central Council of Yazidis in Germany, came 1994 at the age of 14 from Armenia to Germany, graduated from high school here and studied law in Bielefeld. After a stay abroad, several professional experiences and the legal clerkship, she was admitted to the bar in 2010. In 2011, the 43-year-old settled down as a freelance lawyer in the old town of Koblenz, where she has been working successfully ever since. In order to be able to help her sisters and brothers in faith, Mrs. Dlovani has been volunteering for Yazidi issues ever since and was actively involved in the first Yazidi student association.
After a short voluntary break, she traveled to Northern Iraq, Shingal & Duhok in 2016 and 2017 and saw with her own eyes how things are with her people. What is done to help the Yazidis, not. In 2017, the Central Council of the Yazidis in Germany was founded by a large number of more than 30 Yazidi associations, where she was elected deputy chairwoman as a co-founder. On June 1, 2021, she was elected chairwoman with a large majority.
The mother of a 3-year-old daughter is very sad about what is happening to the Yazidi women. She followed the beginning of the genocide of the Yazidis by the IS in Iraq (August 3, 2014) from Germany and considers herself lucky not to have been there and thus not being personally affected. She is very proud of the strength of the Yazidi women who, despite what they had experienced, stood up and fought for their rights and are still fighting. They resisted and didn’t let them be defeated. The religion has not disappeared from the surface but has become known worldwide. They work every day to ensure that genocide never happens to them again in the future.
Zemfira Dlovani will be present as an expert after ANGELS OF SINJAR.
Th, 27.10. | 19h00 | Kino in der KulturBrauerei