American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN)
The American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1993. Its aim is to increase awareness about the Kurds. AKIN is comprised of Americans of Kurdish origin and recent Kurdish immigrants and refugees from all walks of life: entrepreneurs, blue- and white-collar workers, students, and American supporters. AKIN collects, translates, and disseminates information about the Kurds. It hopes to become a valuable resource center for policy makers, scholars, and students of the region. At the same time, it seeks to promote understanding between the Kurds and the Americans. In Kurdistan, AKIN wants the killings to stop, peace to prevail, and the will of the people to be respected and accepted.
International Relief Association (IRA)
The International Relief Association aims at achieving a number of noble goals by: Delivering medical supplies and food to the needy and devastated people, to relieve them as quickly as possible; taking care of widows, orphans and their families; establishing charity programs for sponsoring disaster victims, building schools, establishing clinics for basic medical relief; and developing job-training programs and providing work opportunities for the less fortunate men and women in the devastated areas to enable them to depend on themselvs to support their families. Focus: Iraq.
P.O. Box 56
24533 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores
Email: ReliefUSA [at] aol [dot] com
The Iraq Foundation is a non-profit, 501(C)3 corporation, working for democracy and human rights in Iraq, and for a better international understanding of Iraq’s potential as a contributor to political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The Foundation was established in 1991 by Iraqi expatriates with the purpose of working with Iraqis and non-Iraqis in promoting its vision. The Foundation is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-ethnic, and is not affiliated with any other organization or political party.
Iraq Institute for Reform and Democratic Culture
Iraq Institute is a foundation that strives for reformation in a federal state of Iraq and the establishment of liberal values such as national reconciliation and compromise, tolerance, amnesty, the acceptance of each other, human rights, minority and women rights, freedom of press, transparency and the rule of law, free development of personality within the context of rights and liberties – so that this reformation and these ideals become a way of life to ensure the evolution of liberalization and a stable democracy in Iraq.
Rue Jourdan 38
Phone (Belgium): 32 2 537 39 89
Phone (Iraq, via satellite): 44 162 84 86 006
Email: iraq [dot] institute [at] iraq-democracy [dot] org
Iraqi National Coalition
In March 2000, prominent Iraqis inside Iraq and Iraqi exiles throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and the Arab world have agreed a framework for an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate the opposition against the present regime in Iraq with a united political front. This front is today known as The Iraqi National Coalition. This organisation is intended to co-ordinate its efforts with all Iraqi opponents to Saddam�s regime throughout the world within the framework of achieving a democratic Iraq. The Coalition firmly believes that the commitment to human rights is a fundamental principle and a necessary requirement for achieving freedom, social justice, civil rights, virtues of tolerance and peaceful co-existence among the various national, ethnic, cultural and religious communities of our diverse, but united, Iraqi society. The Coalition is open to all pro-democracy Iraqi nationals. It incorporates Iraqi Christians, Muslims, Kurds, Turkomans, Assyrians, as well as other Iraqi tribes, intellectuals, military figures, writers, academics and women�s groups, who are represented within the organisation by a democratically elected body based on the principle of universal suffrage and one member one vote.
Kurdish Human Rights Watch