Support the
Henry Jackson
Society

Our work is only possible through the generosity of private philanthropy. Find out how you can support our mission and can contribute to our work.

Members' log in
ISIS
October 11, 2017

Inside my life as an ISIS sex slave

by
Henry Jackson Society

After being captured by ISIS, a group of young girls were forced to stand against a wall while men groped their chests.

“If she had breasts, then she was OK to rape,” said a Yazidi survivor recounting the experience. “If she did not have breasts, they kept her there for another three months and came back to see if she had grown in the meantime; whether she was good for raping then.”

The young woman revealed how she was forced to watch other girls being raped in front of her, before becoming pregnant and trying to throw herself down the stairs to force a miscarriage.

The harrowing experience forms part of a new reportby the Henry Jackson Society’s Nikita Malik, looking at how sex slavery has become a lucrative and critical trade for terrorist groups like ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab in recent years.

Trafficking Terror, How Modern Slavery and Sexual Violence Fund Terrorism,” reveals how sex slavery has fueled a thriving marketplace for terror groups through ransom payments.

Read more in the New York Post