Iraqi Al-Amal Association is a non-political, non-sectarian and non profit association of volunteers actively engaged in projects for the benefit and well being of the Iraqi population regardless of race, gender and political or religious affiliation.
Al-Amal was established in 1992 in the midst of the horrific conditions prevailing after the Second Gulf War with the aim of providing aid to relieve the suffering of the Iraqi people and to establish a just and democratic society for Arabs, Kurds and other nationalities in Iraq.
Al-Amal started its work in Iraqi Kurdistan where many programmes and projects were executed.
In May 2003, the head office of Al-Amal was opened in Baghdad. Its activities and services are now provided throughout Iraq with the aim of rehabilitating the people and influencing the social consciousness towards the creation of a modern civil society. The programmes are aimed at combating all forms of violence and discrimination, the promotion of the culture of human rights, human security, gender and social peace, the carrying-out of income-generating projects as well as providing psychosocial and legal assistance and training courses for a variety of sectors of women, children and youth so that they can participate efficiently in public life. Al-Amal also advocates law reform, along with the rehabilitation of workers in police and judicial fields, with the aim of securing the supremacy of law and justice in society.
All projects are based on needs assessment studies and, although initially financed by funding organisations, the projects are continued on self-financing basis wherever possible.
Al-Amal has established a multi-layer control and monitoring procedure in order to maintain a proper accountability and transparency at all levels of management.
Al-Amal is registered at the Office of Assisting Non-Government Organisations under registration No. 1Z687. It is also registered at the Ministry of Interior, the Regional Government of Kurdistan in Arbil (Registration No. 1151 on 17/7/1994).