We empower survivors to take their lives back
Our programs provide mental health, medical treatment and other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence and human rights violations.
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The force of self-awareness in Iraq with Asmaa Ibrahim and Jiyan Foundation
Jiyan Foundation’s Co-head of Trauma Care & Health, Asmaa Ibrahim, joins Philippa White to answer questions ranging from how she began training in psychotherapy to the culture and stigma associated with mental health treatment.
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Jiyan Foundation Releases a Toolkit on Transitional & Restorative Justice for Iraq
In collaboration with Iraqi civil society organizations and with financial support of the German Government, Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights and the Coalition for Just Reparations have published a manual aimed at enhancing knowledge in transitional & restorative justice. Organizations working in transitional and restorative justice are encouraged to view the toolkit.
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Meet Jiyan's Animal Helpers at the Healing Garden in Chamchamal
Our animal helpers provide survivors of violence with comfort, courage, and mental health support. Learn more about how Jiyan's animal helpers support our psychotherapists at the Healing Garden.
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We work with survivors of trauma, terror, and violence to take back their lives.

When you give to Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights, you provide life-saving psychological, medical and social support to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence and human rights violations in Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq, Syria and beyond.

  • $50 can provide four hours of psychotherapy in an individual or group session.
  • $150 can provide three months of treatment to survivor for a chronic disease.
  • $300 can provide three months of psychotherapeutic treatment for two survivors. Includes weekly sessions in single, group, art and EMDR therapy and transportation costs.

Information is power. Join us to learn how you can help make a difference for survivors in Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq, and Syria.

Get to know Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Mental Health Support for Survivors

Thousands of women, men and children who survived the three-year ISIS occupation survivors suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression or chronic pain. Your support allows us to fulfill our obligation of providing free-of-charge psychotherapy to our patients.

A Sanctuary for All - The Healing Garden

Built in response to therapists at Jiyan Foundation, the Healing Garden is a place of rest and security for women and children who have experienced violence and persecution. A sanctuary for animals and patients alike, the Healing Garden utilizes a holistic approach to recovery.

Our Programs

We are the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

For more than 15 Years Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights has supported survivors of trauma, terror, and human rights violations by providing mental health, medical, legal and educational services. Every year, the Jiyan Foundation supports thousands of survivors of torture and violence. About half of our beneficiaries are women, and a third are children and adolescents.

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights promotes the mental well-being, physical rehabilitation, and social reintegration of survivors and their families by providing them with free-of-charge psychotherapeutic support, medical treatment, and socio-legal counseling.

We help survivors of human rights abuses regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity or spiritual leanings. In 2005, we started our activities in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk, where we opened the first rehabilitation clinic for victims of torture in Iraq.

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