We empower survivors take their lives back.

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is a charitable organization supporting survivors of human rights violations, defending fundamental freedoms, and promoting democratic values. Our programs provide mental health and medical treatment, and other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence and human rights violations in Kurdistan-Iraq, Iraq, and northeast Syria.

Our monthly newsletter is designed to keep our community informed on our work supporting survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations in the regions we serve.

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Rima’s story

Rima returned from Germany to Iraq in 2018. The 33-year-old shares her powerful story of resilience and transformation, and the support she received.

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Mental health is a universal human right

Many in Iraq and Syria have experienced wars, armed conflicts, the loss of property and loved ones, and their homes. War does not end when the shooting stops, but people deal with their experiences for years to come.

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