Our award-winning Healing Garden!

Our therapeutic Healing Garden for survivors of trauma in Chamchamal has won the iF Social Impact Prize 2020 and the national Energy Globe Award Iraq 2020 for Preservation of Resources and Sustainable Planning in a Post-Conflict Setting!

We are the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

We promote 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. In addition, we seek to protect survivors of past human rights violations and prevent future attacks of violence through political advocacy, human rights education, and public awareness-raising programs.

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.

Today we run nine therapeutic treatment centers, a healing garden, and an inpatient clinic for Yezidi women and children. Our mobile teams work in refugee and displacement camps in remote areas throughout northern Iraq and Syria where we’ve treated over 60,000 medical cases and more than 35,000 survivors of torture, trauma, and violence have received mental health services.

Our Programmes

Trauma Care & Health

 

Rights & Justice

Democracy & Civil Society

Training & Capacity Building

Monitoring & Research

News

Joint Statement on Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Joint Statement on Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Joint Statement on Recognition and Remembrance of Armenian Genocide Joint Statement on Recognition and Remembrance of Armenian Genocide To commemorate genocide, we must give voice to the Armenians, Assyrians, Syriacs, Yazidis, Chaldeans, and Greeks Joint communities’...

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Yazidi Women Survivors Law Enacted in Iraq

Yazidi Women Survivors Law Enacted in Iraq

Yazidi Women Survivors Law Finally Enacted in the Iraqi Parliament - C4JR Media Release As a founding member of the Coalition for Just Reparations, Jiyan Foundation shares the following statement. On March 1st 2021 members of the Iraqi Parliament passed the Yazidi...

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Where we are

Our locations

Publications

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Yearly Report 2018/19
Annual Report 2018/19
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Yearly Report 2015/16
Annual Report 2015/16
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Our Stories Need To Be Heard
Our Stories Need to be Heard
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Zwischen Trauma und Hoffnung
Voices of Trauma and Hope

Videos

Psychotherapy for IS Survivors

Transitional Justice in Iraq

Intercultural Youth Network in Iraq