Day against Torture

As a human rights organization, the Jiyan Foundation advocates and campaigns for those who are marginalized or do not have a voice in politics, law and society. We work to achieve a thorough implementation of human rights in Iraqi law, to sensitize the Iraqi people to their rights, and to advance their abilities to claim these rights.

By organizing campaigns and policy initiatives and liaising with political and cultural leaders, we aim to change laws and cultural practices. By raising the public's awareness and training practitioners, we intend to prevent future human rights abuses and develop people's capacity to defend human rights where they are most endangered.

Therefore, the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights seeks to act as:


Our advocacy and campaigning efforts cover a variety of subjects focusing on supporting the most vulnerable groups. Topics include:


In order to advance human rights in Kurdistan and Iraq and achieve our goals as outlined above, the Jiyan Foundation engages in the following activities:

Further Information

To learn more about this activity and ways to help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..