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Art in Action: Art and the Jiyan Foundation

Art therapy seminar at Qushtepe refugee camp with Red Pencil International

At the Jiyan Foundation, we believe that art is a fundamental facet of life. Through art we can share our stor...

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First Trauma Clinic for Yazidi Women in Iraq

First Trauma Clinic for Yazidi Women in Iraq

The fate of the Yazidi women has dominated the headlines of the international media for months. The atrocities...

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A Healing Garden for Chamchamal

A Healing Garden for Chamchamal

The Jiyan Foundation is building a therapeutic garden for women and children in Chamchamal. The first of its k...

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Support Survivors of ISIS Terror in Iraq

Support Survivors of ISIS Terror in Iraq

Until recently, millions of women, men, and children in Iraq lived under a reign of tyranny imposed by the so-...

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Syria: Five Years of Conflict

Four Years of Conflict

More than five years of civil war have left large parts of Syria in ruins and severely affected its civilian p...

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Iraq

Stop FGM

In Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, female genital mutilation (FGM) is not marginal. On an international level, the e...

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Has Anyone Here Been Raped by ISIS?

Has Anyone Been Raped by ISIS?

Women and girls who have escaped from captivity by ISIS are among the most vulnerable members of society. Whil...

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What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS wants

Does the "Islamic State" really have a theological agenda? In his thought-provoking cover story "What ISIS Re...

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Providing the Basis for an Educated Society

Interview Hakim Rizgar

Eleven years after the fall of the Ba'ath regime, Salah Ahmad, president of the Jiyan Foundation, met the form...

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He Found Her Between the Dead

lost mother

Ari is an eleven-year-old boy who was born in Baghdad and lost his mother in a terrorist attack. Together with...

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I Am so Tired of This Life

Domestic Violence

Roza is 38 years old and an uneducated housewife. Roza came to the Jiyan Foundation to seek help following a l...

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Every Day at 10 O’Clock Was Torturing Time

Ciwan from Sulaymaniyah

This is the story of Ciwan, a 43-year-old man from Sulaymaniyah. He is a survivor of torture. Ciwan is the fa...

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Jîyan is the Kurdish word for "life". The Jiyan Foundation supports survivors of human rights violations, promotes democratic values and defends fundamental freedoms in Kurdistan-Iraq. The ...

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Annual Report

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Jiyan Annual Reports

Read about our latest activities and achievements.Our Annual Report 2015 / 2016  Jiyan Foundati...

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Jiyan Publications

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