Advocating for the rights of minorities and women in the Middle East is one of our top priorities. Our team of experts and advocates testify in parliaments across the globe making the case for Christians, Yazidis and other minorities and women. We influence legislation and policies by meeting with government officials, holding workshops, conferences and hearings.
Through our collection and preservation of testimonial evidence of survivors from the Middle East, our efforts have supported historical genocide resolutions as well as Constitutional and legal changes on behalf of minorities and women.
History Made! UK Parliament unanimously declares genocide after heart-stirring testimonial evidence from ROS President, VP and 16 year old survivor of ISIS captivity.
ROS President and VP along with a 16 year old survivor testified on behalf of Christians, Yazidis and minorities in the Middle East in front of the UK Parliament on Wednesday, April 19th, 2016. The team addressed the ongoing genocide in Syria and Iraq and testified on the atrocities religious minorities have had to suffer at the hands of ISIS. They provided evidence from their experiences in Syria and Iraq. On Thursday, April 20, 2016, the House of Commons unanimously passed a resolution declaring the acts against minorities "a genocide."
ROS VP ADDRESSES AUDIENCES AT UNITED NATIONS CALLING ON THE PROSECUTION OF ISIS FOR ITS ACTS OF GENOCIDE.
ROS Surviving minorities in Iraq and Syria are calling on the world to save their ancient communities from complete destruction. On April 28, 2016, ROS VP, Jacqueline Isaac, testified at the United Nations calling for the Security Council to pass a resolution authorizing the prosecution of ISIS as the perpetrators of genocide, "the crime of all crimes." The UN event was hosted by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See. Our team is currently in meetings with several member states to present the case for prosecution in the Security Council.
Roads of Success Testimony in Congress
ROS Vice President Jacqueline Isaac spoke at the UN convention in New York in late April to speak on behalf of the religious minorities in Syria and Iraq in an effort to persuade the UN to officially recognize the massacre of Yazidis and Christians as a genocide.
Roads of Success at Human Rights Council in Geneva!