A project and exhibition and the campaign to highlight the hardships faced by Yezidi women in Iraq picked-up the Tauheedul College for Teaching and Leadership supported Creative Media Award at this year’s Asian Media Awards.
The Asian Media Awards, sponsored by the University of Salford honours journalists, broadcasters, presenters, bloggers and marketing professionals and took place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate (Wednesday 25 October).
The award was presented by Dr Rangan Chatterjee of BBC One’s ‘Doctor in the House’ fame.
The photographic exhibition was held at London’s Lacey Contemporary Gallery to mark International Women’s Day 2017.
The exhibition captured the heart breaking but inspiring stories of the brave women, highlighting their suffering while paying tribute to their incredible strength.
It was a narrative of the individual stories of women who have escaped slavery or have rescued their sons and daughters from ISIS captivity.
The event was a collaboration between award-winning photo journalist, Benjamin Eagle and international, humanitarian charity, Khalsa Aid.
The charity has been providing humanitarian aid in Iraq and supporting the Yezidi community as far back as 2014.
The exhibition was managed by Media Hive World and ensuing debate about the experiences of those featured in the exhibition found its way to national and international press.
Tony Gill from Media Hive said, “It was remarkable and an honour to be working on this inspiring campaign. This is for the Yezidi women and Khalsa Aid.”
Puja Vedi said, “We are so used to working behind the scenes and running events. It is a huge honour for us to be recognised for some of our work.”