ROZIN HANJOOL

2017

YOUNG WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER   

At the age of 10, Rozin left her hometown in northern Iraq, to join her father in the UK. Rozin and her family belong to the Yazidi minority targeted by ISIS extremists in Iraq. Girls as young as 9 had been kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIS–Rozin never forgot about them even as she settled into her new life in Coventry. In 2015, while still doing her A levels,Rozin started a petition on Change.org appealing to the UK government to help Yazidi women and girls. It is still live and has gathered over 275,000 signatures. Rozin is determined to take it back to Government when it reaches 300,000 signatures. She carries on campaigning while studying human rights, law and social justice.