CBC Radio's The Current dedicated nearly an hour of their program on World Refugee Day to telling the stories of Yazidi survivors of genocide by ISIS and who are now living in Canada.
Refugees OFWI is supporting in the Greater Toronto Area tell their stories in the documentary So They Can Rest a Little, and psychologist Dr. Mavis Himes and OFWI's Majed El Shafie follows the documentary to explain the need for action from the government.
Listen to So They Can Rest a Little: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-20-2018-1.4713749/i-know-the-yazidis-are-going-through-hell-isis-survivors-in-canada-plead-for-help-for-family-left-behind-1.4713858
Listen to Dr. Mavis Himes and Rev. Majed El Shafie's in-depth conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-20-2018-1.4713749/government-must-do-more-to-help-yazidi-refugees-says-advocate-1.4713862
Following the airing of the documentary and interview on CBC, the internationally renowned Luminato Festival reached out to invite an OFWI delegation to hear Amal Clooney in Conversation with Nick Clooney about their human rights work around the world.
At the event, Yazidi refugees Hazal and Melkeya joined the OFWI delegation and shared their story with Amal Clooney at a reception after the event.