You empower survivors to take their lives back

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights provides mental health, psychotherapy, medical treatment & other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence & human rights violations. Our programs support 9 treatment centers, a clinic for Yazidi women & families, a Healing Garden and mobile teams helping survivors in 11 refugee & IDP camps & 9 regions throughout Kurdistan-Iraq, Iraq & Syria.

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Jiyan Stiftung fuer Menschenrechte e.V. is an NGO registered in Germany (VR 27533 B).

Your donation is tax deductible in Germany and the EU. Please write your address or mail us at You will receive your donation receipt in the first quarter of the following year. You can of course write us to request your receipt sooner.

In Germany, donations up to €300 per year only require the bank statements as proof, which only have to be submitted upon request. Nonetheless, we are happy to provide you with a tax receipt should you ever require one.

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights US is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

Jîyan is the Kurdish word for life.

Jiyan Foundation supports survivors of human rights violations, promotes democratic values and protects fundamental freedoms with programs in Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq and Northern Syria.

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