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Open Letter to UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention

Open Letter to UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention

C4JR Open Letter to UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention C4JR Open Letter to UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention highlights importance of reparations for atrocity crimes against civilians committed by ISIL/Da’esh ahead of International Day to Commemorate...

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C4JR presents Draft Law on Reparations at Parliament

C4JR presents Draft Law on Reparations at Parliament

Draft Law on Reparations for Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence was presented at Iraqi Parliament Efforts by Iraqi decision makers to pass the legislation ensuring reparations for survivors of conflict related sexual violence are well underway. 27 Iraqi...

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The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR)

The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR)

The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights leads the effort to establish an alliance of Iraqi civil society organizations with the purpose of promoting holistic reparations for survivors and victims of crimes perpetrated during the ISIS conflict in Iraq. Joining Forces to...

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Our Response to the War in Syria

Our Response to the War in Syria

The war in Syria has triggered one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes in recent years. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and more than five million people have had to leave the country. Many survivors have been fleeing for years and live in terrible poverty. The Syrian population has expe…

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Help for Those Affected in Mosul

Help for Those Affected in Mosul

Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq with almost three million inhabitants, was conquered by ISIS in the summer of 2014 and occupied for three years. During their regime, the citizens of Mosul were exposed to an extreme form of tyranny. When the Iraqi forces regained control of the city in late 20…

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Where Language Fails: Art Therapy Can Succeed

Where Language Fails: Art Therapy Can Succeed

Art is an important part of life. Through art we can tell stories, explore our inner world and express feelings that cannot be put into words. The combination of art and therapy allows traumatized people to find a way to handle their toughest experiences. That is why we promote a variety of artistic…

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The Healing Garden in Chamchamal

The Healing Garden in Chamchamal

A new project of the Jiyan Foundation is the construction of a therapeutic garden for women and children in the city of Chamchamal. The healing garden is a place of rest and security for women, children and their families who have experienced violence and persecution.

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30 Years After “Anfal”

30 Years After “Anfal”

During the so-called Anfal Operationsin the 1980s, the Iraqi army destroyed about 5,000 villages by means of poison gas attacks and systematic extermination. Tens of thousands of people were killed or disappeared, deported to relocation camps or forced to flee. The survivors were often settled in ru…

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A Trauma Clinic for Yazidi Women and Girls in Iraq

A Trauma Clinic for Yazidi Women and Girls in Iraq

In the summer of 2014, ISIS fighters abducted around 5,000 Yazidi women and girls and hundreds of children. Many of the survivors are severely traumatized and in desperate need of psychological support. In our unique trauma clinic they receive comprehensive treatment in a healthy environment.

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