The Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR-Birati)

a non-governmental and independent organization founded in 2013. registered in accordance with German law for non-profit associations (Birati Foundation for human rights e.V)FFHR seeks to promote political freedom and focuses its effort on promoting and protecting the rights of Syrian people to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in Syria and in the neighbouring countries. It also endeavours to raise awareness of political and civil freedoms to help Syrian communities recover from the effects of the conflict..

OUR VISION

Our vision is a democratic civil society based on the rule of law and the principles of social justice in accordance with international covenants and conventions of human rights. .
The Strategic objectives (Purposes):

Contribute to the consolidation of democracy and the defense of human rights

Promotion and development of social and civil work in communities of diverse cultures

Promote peace and international cooperation, and establish the values of tolerance among cultures and civilizations

Our mission

we promote:

We raise awareness we raise awareness the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.Our focus is on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, promoting a culture of non-violence, supporting political rights and freedoms of citizens guaranteed by the international law to participate and exercise their beliefs by peaceful means and specifically through associations and non-governmental civil organisations as the Fifth Estate representing the needs of society and seeking to change the policies of the ruling authorities

we defend:

Civil society activists and members of NGOs, representing the most important factor in promoting democracies and resisting tyranny,are subjected to pressure and widespread abuse by the authorities. Therefore, we monitor and document these violations, we defend the victims and we concentrate our efforts on enabling NGOs and its members to exercise their belief in accordance with international human rights law and covenants.

We mobilise and advocate:

In order to be able to defend and advocate for the victims of violations against freedom of peaceful assembly and association, we work to mobilize public opinion and we collaborate with local and international organisations and United Nations bodies concerned with the rights and safety of the civilian workers. We seek to open communication channels between civilian workers and international organisations to enable them to regain their capacity and capability to exercise their role and peaceful beliefs. We also work to improve the local rules and regulations governing the civil work and its suitability for international law.

The foundation works to achieve its strategic objective through the following programs:

Strengthen political liberties

Rehabilitating societies in conflict areas:

Criminal justice:

Support Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan region of Iraq ( KR-I ):

Raising awareness about human rights is a prerequisite for peace and criminal justice to ensure creating a local environment that helps achieving justice. This can be accomplished by focusing on educating the victims of the conflict as well as the parties involved in the conflict about human rights. However, the lack of specialized Syrian organisation is an obstacle toward achieving this goal. Given the opportunity to focus on the role of local authorities and developing of local councils and its performance, FFHR will strive to specialize in civil and political rights and will focus primarily on political freedoms and proper citizenship values to prevent these local authorities and councils from becoming new dictatorships on the ruins of the larger dictatorship.
Fraternity Foundation for Human rights is working on civil and political human rights. This include raising awareness, monitoring, documenting, mobilizing, and advocating

Societies liberated from ISIS control have not been able to enjoy safe an stable life. This is due to several reasons such as unilateral control of some militia that are not satisfactory and are not acceptable by the international community, or due to the nature of the civil administration in those areas in terms of lack of capacities that are needed in such dangerous areas. This raises the importance of international NGOs with knowledge of the complex nature and details of these communities. These NGOs should be neutral in their performance and have no political association with local authorities which will make them immune to the corruption that is prevalent in the emerging local authorities.

Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR) will work on establishing a comprehensive national program with the objective of recovering Syrian communities from the effects of the violent conflict. This program will be based on conducting field research and surveys followed by its publication, processing and sharing with local and international organisations. The primary objective of this program is building a database of the most dangerous effects of the conflict, its victims, and their geographical and geopolitical distribution both in Syria and abroad

despite all the efforts, a state of military conflict still prevail in the targeted areas. Achieving peace is not possible without assuring the victims of the political and military conflicts, and this assurance can only be achieved through justice for the victims with no exceptions. Moreover, justice must not be partial and focused on one axis of the conflict, as it is the case in Syrian conflict where the international community only focus on the crimes of the Syrian regime while neglecting the crimes committed by other parties involved in the conflict, which perpetuates the notion of fear and revenge in societies and hampers any efforts to achieve sustainable peace.

FFHR is an independent and impartial toward all parties in the Syrian conflict, it will continue to investigate war crimes committed by all parties involved in the Syrian conflict and prepare criminal prosecution files based on reports, documents, and investigation carried by the foundation in conflict areas. To this end, FFHR will continue to collaborate with European governments and international organisations directed at criminal justice.

There are 242,558 Syrian refugees currently living in 9 camps in KR-I. These camps are in Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah. The majority (61.6%) of refugees live outside the camps, mainly in urban areas.
The intervention by FFHR well be Through:

• Increase capacities of Syrian Civil Society Organisation in Kurdistan
• Contribute to stability of Syrian refugee and support their rights to work and decent

OUR PROGRAMS & OBJECTIVES

FFHR Board

Tara Reynor OGrady
Tara is an international human rights defender based in Ireland. She collaborates with defenders in areas of crisis throughout the world to help strategise with them for non violent collective mobilisation, and build their capacity by broadening their network and political reach, so that they are provided with forums for expressing their shared grievances
Dr. Nabil Saif Alhakimi
Yemeni activist, doctor Strategic Planning and Development in partnership M.A. Administrative Development and institutional building In the formal and informal institutions
Rima Fleihan
A Social worker, talented Arabic script +screenwriter- writer and activist in human rights and women's rights. civil society-and politics activist looking for opportunities in Australia in areas of social justice or social worker Counselling in the field of social work, cultural diversity – research's and media and administration or Consultant Bachelor of Counselling ‎‏- ‏‎Australian College of Applied Psychology ongoing study
Dr. Abdulwahab Mousa
Syrian from Hasaka city Lives in the UK. he participated in civil society since 1995 and Holds a PhD in Environmental Science
Medya Dhir

Ms. Dher, the FFHR General Director, is Syrian from Hasaka city. She participated in civil acts since 2007 and she was one of the first activists in her city to participate in the popular protest movement in Syria. She has worked since the start of Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR/Birati) as consultant for the International Federation for Human Rights on the starting of fraternity project, and she has worked as a Project Manager and Public Relations Manager in the Foundation since 2013 to 2016, and then she served as the General Director of the foundation in October 2016.

Leif Hinrichsen
holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Berlin School of Economics. He spent a semester abroad at the University of Montana while studying in Berlin. He joined the International Projects department at the Berlin Center for Torture Victims in 2009, with a focus on supporting the establishing of a rehabilitation network in Northern Iraq through the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
Wael Sawah
a Syrian researcher on issues of politics and civil society in Syria, author of a number of research papers, and co-author of a number of books in Arabic and English. He is the Editor-in-chief of The Syrian Observer, a news service that covers Syria from inside. In addition, Sawah is a member of the Executive Bureau of the Syrian Arab Writers; a member of Yale’s Annual Middle East Legal Studies Seminar; a founding member of the Arab Rationalists League, Paris; and Editor of Al Awan Website.former Political Specialist at the U.S. Embassy, Damascus.
Miral Biroreda
FFHR Founder

Executive Board

Sherzad Yousef
Regional Director Kurdistan-IRAQ

Syrian Activist graduate Damascus University, Special Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering, Sep 1999 – Oct 2005 holder local management diploma from the University of Lund, Swedena,(apr2016_sep2017)
Worked at CARE international (syria) as a FSL program officer (cfw,SMEs projects) also at world vision International(Erbil,iraq) as a control officer. was responsible for the department of political activities at the reform and change fourm (CSO) which is intrested in addressing issues related to human rights ,gender equality ,and the basic rights of the child through seminars and lectures held monthly in various areas of al hasaka governorate in syria