Khatoon Khider used to sing folk songs about the suffering of her people, the Yazidi religious minority. After ISIS overran her hometown in northern Iraq, she put down her tambur instrument and picked up a gun, forming the first all-female Yazidi peshmerga battalion to fight the militant group.
Figures suggest that thousands of Iraqi women from the minority Yazidi sect are being subjected to rape, forced conversions and forced marriages by the militant group ISIS. But even those who have escaped the violence have uncertain futures.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region within Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with tour operator Janet Moore who's now organizing trips for tourists interested in exploring the culture and history of northern Iraq.
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