Brenda Stoter


Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar, walk toward the Syrian border near the border town of Elierbeh in Hasakah province, Aug. 11, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Rodi Said)

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For many of Iraq's Yazidis, going home is not an option

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 | Brenda Stoter, Contributor

Although Sinjar has mostly been liberated from the Islamic State, the traumatized Yazidi community remains largely displaced and reluctant to return home to where the suffering began.

As IS loses power, will group tap women jihadis to fight?

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 | Brenda Stoter, Contributor

As the Islamic State suffers successive defeats in Iraq’s Mosul and Raqqa in Syria, it's increasingly likely that the women of the organization will shift from their traditional supportive roles to become suicide bombers or fighters on the front lines.

Syrian mother becomes Marvel’s latest superhero

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 | Brenda Stoter, Contributor

After following the story of one Syrian woman and her five children in Madaya, ABC News teamed up with Marvel Comics to share her story in a free digital comic.

How this 14-year-old Syrian refugee is fighting to end child marriage

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016 | Brenda Stoter, Contributor

Following in the footsteps of her role model Malala Yousafzai, Omaima Hoshan, a 14-year-old living in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, is raising awareness about the physical and psychological risks child marriage poses to young girls.

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan finally back in school

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 | Brenda Stoter, Contributor

Child refugees from Syria are excited to go to school after the Jordanian government rolled out new measures to ease access to education for young refugees.

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Brenda Stoter is a Dutch journalist who writes about the Middle East, with special attention to Syrian women and Western jihad brides. Her articles have been published by Al Jazeera as well as featured in Dutch and Belgium national newspapers and magazines, including Algemeen Dagblad, De Tijd, Het Parool and De Groene Amsterdammer. On Twitter: @BrendaStoter

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