Inclusive citizenship and human rights

Every day human rights are violated because of religious or ethnic belonging. This online audio-visual resource presents tools to be used in education to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities on such grounds.The genocide on the Yazidi is among the first cases presented.

New online story!

New grants for inter-faith projects

We invite applications for grants to support production of short films and videos and other online tools to be used in education on issues of inter-faith understanding and coexistence.

New film on inter-faith understanding

The film is made by JAV, a team of young Yazidis living in Iraq. It is produced as part of the Inclusive Citizenship project at HL-senteret, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The film shows Muslim, Christian, Yazidis and others visiting religious minority sites in Iraqi Kurdistan.

New policy brief

This policy brief focuses on the practical implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state of Assam in north-east India, examining whether this process complies with the fundamental rule of law principles and human rights. ​

Christian heritage in Alqosh in 360°

Visit the Christian village of Alqosh where you find an old Monastary and churches still in use. You can also visit the old monastery in the hills outside the city that was built in the year 628 (A.C.). Here you can explore its fascinating grotto churches.

Visit the case page about different minorities in Iraqi Kurdistan for more 360 tours, films & photos.

Visit the ancient city of Lalesh in 360°

Nadia Murad is Yazidi, a religious group with a long history in northern Iraq. Here you can visit Lalesh, the holy city of the Yazidis, in a 360 experience which also contains short films and information points. The experience will be available for VR headset viewing in 2019.

Visit the case page about the genocide of the Yazidis where you will find more videos and photographs from the ancient city of Lalesh.

Related resources

Briefs and reports

Minority Network reports and briefs

The Minority Network is a network of researchers and practitioners addressing conditions for human rights-based protection of persons with different religious and ethnic identities in conflict-ridden societies. The network is coordinated at HL-SENTERET in Oslo, Norway.

About the project

A new audio-visual learning resource

The Yazidi case is the first part of a new online, audio-visual learning resource developed by the Minority Network at The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies (HL-SENTERET). The full online resource with more cases will be launched in 2021/22. The project has received financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

About the Minority Network

A network addressing human rights and inclusive citizenship

The Minority Network is a network of researchers and practitioners addressing conditions for human rights-based protection and inclusive citizenship across ethnic and religious divides in conflict-ridden societies.The network is coordinated at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies (HL-SENTERET).

External resources

Here is a selection of recent reports and films addressing issues related to the Yazidi case. In the case and topic sections you will find links to other relevant resources.