TOKYO-2019 Editorial / sports

Husna, A Young Yazidi Boxer Girl

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/sports
  • Photographer
    Giacomo Sini
  • Photo Date
    February 2019

Rawanga, home to more than 15000 internally displaced persons, is one of the 25 camps around Dohuk, a northern Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan. Husna, a 17 year-old Yezidi girl and her family have been living there since 2014, when they abandoned their home fleeing from ISIS aggression. Lotus Flowers, a No Profit, has recently initiated boxing training courses to restore confidence in women whose lives have been inflicted by war and violence.Through active participation in ‘Boxing Sisters’ program, she has discovered her talent for this sport thanks to her outstanding performances.