HAWAR.help stands for efforts to create a world in which each individual can express themselves confidently and safely regardless of their gender, ethnicity or religion. A world in which human rights are respected. A world in which people can grasp opportunities through education and an open-minded society and develop themselves for the benefit of the community.
HAWAR.help was founded as a response to the on-going genocide against the Yazidi people in Northern Iraq and conducts development activities and women empowerment programs in both Iraq and Germany as well as awareness raising/advocacy activities. Hawar.help increases awareness of the circumstances persecuted people face, encouraging individuals to become actively involved and work towards solutions. HAWAR.help has hosted conferences and screenings of their documentary, "Hawar a Cry for Help" at the Headquarters of the United Nations, the German Bundestag, and the European Parliament.