Seivan has spent years documenting the human rights abuses inflicted upon women and girls in humanitarian settings. Seivan's work has not only helped countless survivors share their stories with the world, but has also served as a solid example of ethical and empathic reporting that places the wellbeing of survivors at the forefront of the reporting process.

Since the fall of Shingal into ISIS' hands, Seivan has been actively working to bring the stories of Yazidi women and girls to light with the aim to underscore their needs and accelerate the efforts of the international community to address them.

Seivan's most outstanding work has been on the Yazidi girls who were captured by the ISIS terrorist group and turned into sex slaves. When not shooting, Seivan gives photography workshops to the girls at the camps.

Change cannot be achieved lest we learn from history.
I thrive to capture those moments
that represent history in the making;
moments to cherish,
moments to reflect upon, 
but also moments which we do not wish to see again.
                                                                -Seivan

   

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PORTRAITS PHOTOGRAPHIQUES

Seivan Salim: "Le monde doit connaître le sort des Yézidis"
Emilie BlachÉre, 22 January 2016

Seivan Salim est une photographe indépendante kurde, basée au Kurdistan irakien depuis plus de trois ans, à Dohuk. Elle y a rencontré des jeunes femmes Yezidis kidnappées par des membres de l'organisation de l'Etat Islamique qui se sont échappées.
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THROUGH THE LENS OF A PROFESSIONAL
TELLING STORIES USING THE DELICATE ART OF OBSCURE PHOTOGRAPH

In the continued efforts of the international community to amplify the voices of Syrian women and girls, one of the more challenging aspects of the work is bringing the stories of gender-based violence survivors to light while safeguarding their safety and dignity.
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