An Iraqi NGO
Due to the existence of accumulations of violations of human dignity, and the lack of application of international and humanitarian standards with most members of society by previous governments before 2003, and the absence of relevant institutions, especially non-governmental organizations that are independent of the effective partisan political authorities in Iraq and lack of systematic work to spread the concepts of human rights and democracy and building peace among the community, NIHR was established by a group of activists in the field of human rights to bridge the gap between the severe need for the application of human rights standards, democracy and peace building and between members of society, especially during the transitional period since the fall of the previous regime in 2003 and the establishment of a civil democratic state. Its establishment was officially announced in 2005 after it was registered in the relevant government institutions under the number 1Z38615 to be one of the non-governmental organizations operating in Iraq. It is non-profitable and independent of any political, partisan or religious authority. Targeting following groups (children, youth and women), especially those most affected and the vulnerable, marginalized and people with special needs, through design, present and implement possible programs and projects after organizing various partnerships aimed at achieving their goals to achieve the dignity of members of society without discrimination on the basis of religion, language, or nationality
The Organization was founded in 2005 by a group of activists who are interested in establishing the basic principles of human rights, democracy, citizenship and peace building and targeting (children, young people and women) particularly the most vulnerable of them over the long term in various regions of Iraq
Effective, independent, and free civil society, enjoys human rights, democracy, citizenship, and peace.
An independent NGO, non-profit, developmental, works on the dissemination and strengthening of the culture of human rights and democracy, citizenship and peace-building for (children, young people and women) and target the most vulnerable of them over the long term in various regions of Iraq .
1. First objective: to increase knowledge and skill on human rights culture and monitoring and documenting, in addition to reporting, and this culture is built on international legitimacy.
2. Second objective: to facilitate the active participation of the community to spread and strengthen the culture of democracy and citizenship and peace-building and advocacy for its accession.
3. Third objective: to encourage dialogue and consultation between governmental institutions and NGOs and community members to create a favorable political environment for the application of not activated legislations and laws, rules and regulations.
4. Fourth objective: to create a balance between the rights and duties of members of society by providing emergency responses and restoring stability to the IDPs and immigrants, in addition to the returnees.
The Services that the NIHR provide
Child-Friendly Spaces are safe places within conflicts-affected communities where children’s unique needs can be met. They help children return to a normal routine by offering structured activities, games and help them express themselves.
The National Institute for Human Rights is receiving cases subjected to violence of all kinds such as (humanitarian, legal, health, and security cases) for possible treatments for certain cases and refer cases that its treatment service is not available in our organizations to the relevant authorities and organizations for the purpose of finding appropriate treatments and solutions by them a service to the civil society.
Given the continuation of armed conflicts in many regions of Iraq and large displacement of families inhabiting those areas, the Institute would focus its efforts on the distribution of basic relief in cooperation with relevant international organizations in this area.
This department with the media side of NGOs is specialized in documenting the activities with pictures. Dissemination and promotion of the daily news about the achievements of the NGOs, and the establishment of public relations.
The Institute works to increase community awareness of human rights culture throughout Iraq, and this culture based on the International Bill of human rights and international conventions in this area.
Subject\ (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) Everyone is born free, and equal in dignity and rights, and they were given mind and conscience and must treat the others in spirit of brotherhood.
Based on that National Institute for Human Rights found itself keen to maintain human dignity through monitoring all types of Human Rights Violations.
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