INSAN Iraqi Society for Relief and Development is a registered nongovernmental organization in Kirkuk where ethnic tension has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the number of internally displaced people seeking support the city. The organization is not linked to or funded by any governmental or political entity. INSAN is a non-religious organisation, thus does not discriminate beneficiaries on the basis of religion.
INSAN focuses on peace building, good governance and participatory decision-making processes to ensure fair participation of all community members, as well as empowering communities through knowledge and development to ensure co-existence and cohesion in the city. Its services are provided to the most vulnerable beneficiaries, ethno religious groups living in areas where impacted by the armed conflict in the region (Shabak Shia, Turkmen Shia, Christian and Yazidi in addition to major groups Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs and Sunni Kurds).
The project aims to establish a cross-community training activity with children from diverse backgrounds in the fields of human rights, nonviolence and peace education through art workshops.
Over the period of 2 months 60 children of multiple ethnic backgrounds and from various territories, including IDP children, will be gathered to learn about peace and acceptance in a safe, child friendly environment (Peace Yard).